Richard was born in remote Far North Queensland, and grew up with wide open spaces. He completed his education in Albury and has also lived in Melbourne.
Although recently moved to Kiamba on the Sunshine Coast, Richard has family in and around the area and has spent a lot of time on the Sunshine Coast. He shares the frustration of many of the local people with the overdevelopment in the area and wants to fight for better planning to stop overdevelopment.
Richard’s professional life has been in a variety of industries including retail and labouring but these days is semi-retired. He manages work and a rudimentary lifestyle to support his passions for travel and life experiences.