Bachelor of Education, Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland, Washington, 1996. Degree in Medicine, University Washington, Tacoma, 2001. Master of Library and Information Science, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2006.
Special education teacher Clover Park School District, Lakewood, Washington, 1997—2001, library, information, technical educator, since 2001.
Case manager Open Hearth Ministries, Puyallup, 2009—2010. Member, web committee, men's club, spirited writers, homeless action group, freezing nights Puyallup United Methodist Church, 2008—2010. Member of Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Washington Library.
Media Association, Toastmasters Club (Puyallup) (webmaster, member, Success Speaks! 2009-2010).
Married Leslie Robin Hornsby, June 30, 2007. 1 child Richard W. stepchildren: Kelly Hobson, Julie Hobson.