Rich has been a Foundation Trustee since 1987. He has been a Fairbanks resident for more than 45 years. Rich is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska. Rich is active on the Construction Committee and the Energy Conservation Committee. Rich has authored two books, a text and numerous articles on cold climate homebuilding. Rich is very active on many non-profit boards and supports the arts widely in our community. Rich and his wife Patty are the parents of two grown children.