Richard loves wandering around in the woods by foot, ski, skate, or bike, especially with his wife and daughters. He earned a BS in Geoscience from Hobart College and an MS in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire.
He has been a member of the Peterborough Conservation Commission, the Peterborough Water Resources Subcommittee, and the Monadnock Conservancy board, where he served on the Stewardship Committee and was chair of the Lands Committee. He has worked as an environmental consultant since 1987, and has operated his own business, Eastview Environmental, since 1997.
Along with his wife, Sage Wheeler, and two partners, he founded Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm cohousing community in Peterborough. He hopes to have finished skiing the 300-mile Catamount Trail in Vermont before his Harris Center term ends!