Richard is storyteller-in-chief at Story Factory, where he leads workshops with school students and teachers across the country. Story Factory is a not-for-profit that runs creative writing and storytelling workshops for marginalised young people aged 7 to 17. Prior to joining Story Factory, Richard taught at secondary schools (English and English as a Second Language) in the western suburbs of Sydney, and in 2014 completed a Master of Creative Writing. His first book of poetry (written under the pseudonym Rico Craig), Bone Ink, won the 2017 Anne Elder Poetry Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Kenneth Slessor Prize. He has lectured in numerous courses including: creativity, youth culture and the arts; integrated arts and education.