Richard is a 20yr resident of Illinois who has always believed in "keeping it local", whether that be shopping, dining, entertainment, or involvement.
Richard and his wife, Carrie, moved to Crystal Lake in 1999 because of their desire to raise their daughter, Alaina, in a small and safe community with great schools.
Richard has always preferred to "shop local" whenever possible - patronizing many local businesses especially local restaurants and eateries and is excited about making the coop a reality to allow more people to shop local with healthier alternatives.
In addition to the co-op board Richard has been involved in the community by coaching sports, presiding as president of the property owners association on Crystal Lake, and being elected to the Crystal Lake Park District board with the goal of fostering community growth and exposing recreation access to the entire breadth of Crystal Lake residents.
Currently Richard works for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a global business telecommunications equipment manufacturer and is responsible for the North America Business Partner Program and it’s network of distributors and resellers.