Since 1999, Richard has served as the President of the Biophilia Foundation. From 1993 to 2002, Richard raised funds and helped to manage many wildlife habitat restoration and conservation projects while working for Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage. Also during this time, through a demonstration project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Richard substantially initiated the Maryland Department of Environment’s Water Quality Linked-Deposit Loan Program.
He was also appointed by the Governor to the Maryland Wetlands Restoration Steering Committee; the committee was charged with guiding the State’s efforts to restore 60,000 acres of wetlands. In 2002 and 2003, he was a Project Manager for the Trust for Public Land. Since 2004 he has been the full time President of the Biophilia Foundation.