Naturalist · Leader · Motivator - Researcher
Strong field leader that guides teams through various ecological regions, educating tourists with a passion for wildlife and enthusiasm for finding sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Driven by challenge and the desire to please. Strong interpersonal communication skills in multiple languages. Leadership is enhanced by a strong understanding of group dynamics and the ability to motivate tourists and see as much as possible while under the pressure of time constraints.
Dr. Donald Brightsmith, Director of Investigations for Rainforest Expeditions and Research Associate for the Biology Department of Duke University, remarked, “Richard’s intelligence, love of nature, ability in the field and trustworthiness make him an ideal candidate for any work in tourism or as a scientific assistant.” In 2002.