Richard is a graduate of Western University BA and Northern Michigan University MA majoring in history. His commitment to nature and his service to Lambton Wildlife were recognized in 2018 when he received LWI’s Meritorious Service Award for his contributions. He previously served several terms as LWI Director and has also served three terms as LWI President. At present, he is the club’s Membership Secretary. Richard retired from the Suncor Energy’s Sarnia refinery. Besides his efforts on behalf of nature and LWI, he enjoys travelling with his wife Janice to experience the cultures and the natural wonders of the world.