Richard was born in 1951 in Wilmington, a true native of our fair city. He has seen all the growth of Wilmington in his 70 plus years . After graduating High School Richard joined the Navy and served upon destroyers during his service time. He has been married to wife Ann for 46 years and they have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. He loves to sing and has been a member of the church choir since he was 17 and a member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen since 1998. Richard also enjoys researching family ancestry. He is a small business owner of a computer repair service company here in town. He is our go to guy for tech questions. Richard has held many board positions with us including our past President. He is a repeat winner of the BOTY award. Richard along with Thea Hagepanos were instrumental in applying for and implementing a grant program from our district that provided free singing lessons to the public this past fall. He’s the keeper, learning track provider, and orders our music. He also sets up and tears down our tech gear each Tuesday night to support our being able to provide Zoom access to our meetings. He truly is the first to arrive and the last guy to leave our meetings. He is a humble irreplaceable member of our group and well deserving of our BOTY and our unending gratitude.