Richard grew up in South Lyon, Michigan. His interest in marching percussion began at South Lyon High School where he participated in the marching band and indoor percussion programs, graduating in 2007. From there, Richard went on to attend Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management. He is currently employed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles working as a Material Handling Supervisor at various assembly plants throughout metro-Detroit and southern Ontario.
Richard’s marching experience includes MSU Drumline (2008 & 2010), Redline Percussion (2008-2011), Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (2009-2011), and Rhythm X (2012). His past teaching experience includes South Lyon HS, Plymouth-Canton, Novi HS, and Eastside Fury.