Richard grew up in Montana and has been an adventure-seeker and traveler all his life. He has backpacked and explored most of the wilderness areas of the state, fly fishing, skiing and floating rivers in his free time. After spending two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador he became a nomadic school teacher living primarily in Montana, Hawaii, South Dakota and Chile. He has lived and traveled all over Latin America and throughout the American West. His current passions, besides selling travel, are running, cycling and swimming.