Richard is a thinker, tinker, scrounger, fabricator, woodworker, blacksmith, and glassmith. He enjoys creating mixed media art for the home, yard, and garden. He is a dragon, first and foremost, living in "happytown" - Blacksburg, VA - an intellectual, artistic oasis located in southwest Virginia. Richard is little eccentric, very high spirited and a self proclaimed Freak of Nature. In his "free time," Richard is the Vice President of Technology at Interactive Achievement, LLC, a growing K-12 education interim and formative assessment business located in Roanoke, VA.