Originally from Portadown, Richard lives in Belfast where he is currently studying Law and Politics at Queen's University. He has been involved in peace and reconciliation work in Northern Ireland as well as internationally, presently serving on the board of a North Armagh-based peace group.
Richard is active in Church circles where his enthusiasm for all things technical has lead him into various roles. He organises and leads the event for young people at New Horizon, one of Ireland's largest Christian conferences.
A half-baked creative, Richard runs a collaborative enterprise in photography, videography and graphic design which has produced material for businesses, community groups and for television.
He enjoys eating out and has a passion for travel, having just completed a not-so-grand tour of Europe by rail. Richard is a self-confessed perfectionist and dislikes writing in the third person.