Richard’s beginnings in the restaurant industry began in 1997 when he brought several partners together to open Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine. Over the ensuing years, this initial restaurant investment transformed into a management career and great passion, as evidenced by his purchase in 2017 of a San Antonio Icon, Chris Madrid’s. Along with the Paloma Blanca/Chris Madrid’s family, he is deeply committed to positively impacting the San Antonio community by supporting family and children’s charities, including South Texas Alliance for Orphans, AVANCE, and the Children’s Shelter, to name a few. He is a member of the Texas Cavaliers, where he served as a past president of the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation. He is a former board member of the Alamo Heights School Foundation and former chairman of the Terrell Hills Planning and Zoning Commission. He and wife, Brooke, are proud parents of twin boys.