Richard has practiced real estate and estate planning law for over 25 years. He is the founder of Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public and co-founder of Yongle Technologies Inc., both based in Vancouver, B.C. His passions include technology, helping others, his family and his dogs. In addition to World Housing, he supports a number of other community and charitable organizations including the Arts Club Theatre Company, Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, and Big Brothers. Richard’s charitable work has mostly focused on local needs. In December 2015, Richard went in search of a charity that focused on global issues and he discovered World Housing. He has brought together a small group of like-minded individuals who want to help the poorest of the poor find a home. The group's first project is in Bogota, Colombia.