With a robust background in Information Services, Richard has spent the last 16 years dedicated to enhancing the IT landscape at Niles Township High School, focusing on student information systems (SIS), IT processes, infrastructure, software development, and administrative support functions. Previous to that, he spent 6 years in the United States Marine Corps working in Systems Administration. Richard has a Masters of Information Services Management and a Bachelors of Science in Networking Management.
His journey has been marked by leading dynamic teams of professionals, steering innovative programs, IT security, and database enhancements. He prides himself on advocating for the end-user experience, ensuring projects empathetically align with the needs of school staff, students, and parents alike.
Beyond his professional endeavors, he is a family man, happily married to his wonderful spouse Brandy for 12 years, with whom he shares three amazing children: Ricky (17), Rocco (11), and Selena (5). Outside the office, you can find him enjoying fishing, camping, boating, or dedicating his time to volunteer work. These activities not only bring joy and balance to his life but also keep him grounded and connected to the community.