Richard (he/him) is based on the traditional and unceded lands of Sinixt, Ktunaxa, and Syilx peoples. He has been part of the design and conception of Youth Climate Corps from its beginning. He has five adult children and five grandkids and lives up the mountainside just East of Nelson on the edge of the West Arm Park.
Richard works in private practice as a body-centred psychotherapist. He has owned and operated Mountain Waters Retreats, a nature-based wellness education centre, since 2004.
His focus with the Youth Climate Corps BC is upon bringing right-brain capacities into the program to enhance resilience and agency in the face of the climate crisis and empower leadership capacity.