Richard oversees several aspects for the BTNEP program. He has 23 years of experience as a scientific and technical coordinator involving numerous wetland projects in an effort to improve water quality, protect living resources, and abate wetland loss. Presently, his primary duties include implementation of the Migratory and Resident Bird Action Plan and the many projects associated with the implementation of that plan, management over the various BTNEP budgets, and coordinating the activities associated with the Maritime Forest Ridge and Marsh Restoration Project near Port Fourchon, LA. Richard has also worked on two intergovernmental personnel agreements during his career. One agreement was with the USFWS which focused on coastal restoration projects in Louisiana and the second was with the USGS National Wetlands Research Center which concentrated on seagrass across the northern Gulf of Mexico.

B.S., Wildlife Conservation
M.S., Fisheries Research