Richard graduated from Hodgdon high after which he attended school in Ohio at Ohio Auto Diesel Technical College. Upon returning from Ohio Auto Diesel Technical College, Richard moved to Houlton area and started his own automotive business which he continue to run to present date. Richard started substituting at Region Two in 2004 and really enjoyed it. Richard started instructing the welding program in 2008. Richard is presently working on his teaching certificate and holds an AWS certification enabling him to post welding certificates for program students who test out in his welding program.