Richard came from a Sales and Management background in the corporate world, with 25 years experience in the Grocery Business.
When he and his wife, Lynn, "accidentally fell into Avon" in 2001, everything changed for him.
Richard and Lynn were able to quit their jobs and become their own boss, allowing them the financial and time freedom to live their lives the way they choose.
The best (and most unexpected) part about their business is how many lives they have been able to help change through their business - and how many wonderful people they have met along the way. After you're making enough to live on, it becomes about so much more than the money - and that's where they are really blessed. As they continue on their journey, they never know whom they are going to meet and whom they can help in some small way.
Richard joined the Utah Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce because the members feel like family as they have been honest, open, and supportive. Even though he is straight, he is an ally, and feels this is the community where he belongs. In the past couple of years, he has been blessed to meet and build relationships with many Chamber members.