Richard is a retired Commander in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and an active law enforcement officer in Oregon. He completed the year-long facilitator training at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) under the direction of Diana Winston, Dr. Susan Smalley, and Dr. Marvin Belzer. He is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University and is currently a co-investigator and trainer in a National Institute of Health funded research projects training mindfulness to police officers.
Richard is a regular speaker on mindfulness & resiliency in policing and cultural transformation toward an authentic, compassionate Warrior ethos. Richard participates with multi-disciplinary teams that explore mindfulness, restorative justice, tribal council and other holistic approaches to healing & community building. Additionally, Richard is active in developing policing and community practices that effectively meet the needs of returning veterans and those with acute mental illness. Visit his website at www.mindfulbadge.com