Richard is a Concord N.H. native and graduate of the Univ. of N.H. He’s the Grandson of one of the American Friends of the Blind in Greece's founders (Charles Filides). Richard is retired from the financial services industry (Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Edward Jones) and lives in Concord, NH with his wife of 26 years, Karen. He has two adult children, Kaylie 25 (Mt. Holyoke College 2011) and Cody 24 (University of Vermont 2012).