Richard is the co-founder of Mindful Schools. He has practiced mindfulness for 46 years, and has been a mindfulness teacher for more than 25 years.
Richard brings 25 years of management and individual contributor experience working for large corporations including Intel Corp., Cisco Systems and Advanced Micro Devices, as well as several startup companies. He managed engineering teams developing computer hardware at the computer chip and system levels.
Richard has been active in bringing mindfulness practice into prisons, jails and drug rehabilitation programs in California. In the 1970s he taught meditation in San Quentin State Prison, the Marin County jail and a San Francisco drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. He started mindfulness meditation programs in the Salinas Valley State Prison and the Men’s Correctional Training Facility, both near Soledad, California, both of which continue to meet since beginning 16 years ago.
Richard is the author of several books on meditation. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and an MA degree in Philosophy and Religion.