Richard is a born and raised desert rat that has lived his whole life in the American southwest but is excited for a change and for more green. He started his career at American Airlines where he worked on the cabin interior of the Airbus fleet. He then flipped to Virgin Galactic where he wore many hats including cabin interiors, payloads, and crew safety. He was able to help train the first crew to go to space from New Mexico. Outside of work, he loves getting outdoors and exploring new places.