Richard is a native Nebraskan, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at the university he received his degree in Mathematics Education. Later he also earned Masters and Doctor of Education degrees in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He taught in Lincoln and then served as a school administrator in the following Nebraska communities: Wolbach, Humphrey, Holdrege, Columbus, and Kearney. Since retiring from PK-12 education, he is enjoying his position as Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Educational Administration Department at UNK. Richard is making his debut on stage with this Crane River production, but brings a wealth of experience in doing church skits with his wife Sheila. He extends special thanks to his wife for all of her creativity, encouragement, and support for getting involved in theatrical productions.