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 Avesdo, 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 are working together to build homes for families living in absolute poverty. The group's first project was in Bogota, Colombia in 2018, and now they are focused on a new community planned for El Salvador. Here Richard is on site inspecting where the community will be built. Richard is an inspiring leader of social change for World Housing.