Richard is a retired lawyer who practiced in the City of Hamilton and was a Deputy Judge of the Hamilton Small Claims Court. A veteran of the Canadian Forces, Richard was deployed on two occasion to Afghanistan. Richard is actively involved in the community including participating as a board member on various charities and not-for profit organizations and is a past President of the Rotary Club of Stoney Creek and a past Chair of the Hamilton Branch of St. John Ambulance. From 2005 to 2018 Richard was the pro bono legal counsel to CityKidz. Richard is a member of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and a recipient of the General Campaign Star; Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal; Canadian Forces Decoration with 2 bars; and, the Service Medal of the Order of St. John. He is a Paul Harris Fellow. Richard looks forward to continuing his involvement with CityKidz.