Richard was born and raised in Maryland. After graduating high-school, he departed his hometown in 1997 to begin a career in the Air Force. During his time in uniform, he was stationed around the world and deployed numerous times in support of the war on terror. In 2019, he received orders to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota which would prove to be his last tour of duty.
Over the years, Richard earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Central Michigan University. Additionally, he served a 4-year tour as a recruiter in Chico, California where he excelled in a high-pressure sales environment. Richard was recognized as the top producer in his organization for 3 out the 4 years.
While stationed at Ellsworth, Richard and his wife Nelli fell in love with the Black Hills and decided to stay after his retirement in December 2021. The area offered them an abundance of outdoor activities and a safe environment to raise their 10-year old son Richard.
As a career military man, Richard understands first-hand the stressors on both the member and their families as they are transferred to a new location. He speaks the military language and wants to continuing serving in real estate to help ease the transition for those who sacrifice and serve our country.