Richard and his wife moved to Salt Spring Island from Vancouver in 2009. This was not his first exposure to the island as he previously shepherded alternative school students on bike trips through the gulf islands over a 5-year span in the early 1980s.
Richard completed his baccalaureate degree in chemistry followed by a master’s degree in plant physiology in the United States. He subsequently moved to Vancouver and earned a teaching degree followed by a master’s degree in counselling psychology. After working as a high school teacher for 13 years he subsequently was self-employed as a vocational rehabilitation counsellor assisting injured and disabled individuals in their return to active employment.
Having only recently retired from active employment, Richard is looking forward to being a member of the GISRA board. He has experience as a board member of his townhouse association when living in North Vancouver and being on the board of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of BC. He works well with people and is pleased to provide whatever assistance he can in his capacity as a board member of the senior’s residence association.