Richard grew up in South Lyon, MI where his interest in marching percussion began at South Lyon HS. Richard went on to attend Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management. He currently works for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in material logistics.
While attending MSU, Richard was a member of the MSU Drumline. His weekends and summers were spent performing with groups such as Redline Percussion, Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and Rhythm X. In his years since aging out, Richard has been involved with various scholastic and independent programs throughout southeastern Michigan.