Richard was born in Vancouver’s St. Paul’s hospital and graduated with honors from the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. He has worked for such well known companies as Procter and Gamble (Toronto), Merrill Lynch, Baker Lovick B.B.D.O. and J. Walter Thompson. Since founding Timely Medical Alternatives in 2003, Richard has become one of the leading spokespeople for reform of our current monopolistic healthcare system. As such, he is often called upon for media interviews and speaking engagements throughout North America. Timely Medical Alternatives has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, the Vancouver Sun, and the Vancouver Province among others. Richard has been interviewed by TV and radio stations in every major Canadian market as well as in Chicago, New York City, and Pittsburg. He was recently featured on the ABC-TV network news program “20/20”, moderated by John Stossell.