Richard is a St. Thomas More and UBC alumni, and makes Burnaby his home with his wife and 2 kids. His career experienced areas of public relations, diplomacy, major events organization to education, and founded the Canadian Alumni Network that connects over 16,000 alumni in China.
Richard believes in teamwork and was Team Canada’s Attaché at the 2008 Paralympic Summer Games and returned as a Canadian Mission Staff member at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Richard also played a leading role with the Terry Fox Run and Special Olympics in Beijing.
Richard is an active Heritage Commissioner for the City of Burnaby and Honorary Brigade Division President for St. John Ambulance in Burnaby and BC.
If elected, Richard will make sure that City Hall focuses on building a safe and welcoming community for everyone.