Richard is a former US Marine (1969-1971) with a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville(1976) in Art History concentrating in Modern Art, with minors in Advertising, Communication Design and Psychology and graduate work in Library and Information Science.
He also has a B.S. in Professional Photography from New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T., 1981) with concentrations in Advertising and Commercial Photography as well as Animation, Portraiture, Industrial Photography and Multi-media with graduate work in Graphic Arts and Printing. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has spent several years studying MCSE coursework and computer system building.