Richard has spent his 10 years of retirement working part-time and enjoying family and friends. He is passionate about Autism Awareness and education, his grandchildren, golf, his faith, and family and friends. Over the years, Richard”s natural desire to help others led him to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Kids in Middle board of directors, and as a member of the Finance committee at his church. He worked as a 2010 Census Worker and spent three years of his retirement as a sales associate at Home Depot.
Prior to retirement, Richard worked for Southwestern Bell for 30 years, in customer service management positions. Buildling upon his degree in journalism, Richard managed and lead groups in business offices, customer sales and service, and regulatory and strategic planning. Prior to this work, he spent 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam era.
The LoveU2Pieces organization will benefit from Richard”s strong work ethic, desire to help others, his outstanding written communications skills, his respect for others and how they should be treated, and his enthusiasm. Since the diagnosis of his grandson, he and his wife Charlotte have worked to educate themselves about the impact this condition has on the child, as well as his immediate and extended family and friends. He feels the needs of all those affected must be considered and hopes the board, through LoveU2Pieces, will be able to assist some of those affected over time.