Since completing a science degree in 2003, Richie has been traveling the world teaching and training. Calling Wanaka his home he has experience in Colorado, California, Switzerland, Canada and New Zealand. In 2013 he won an I.C.E. Award for Inspiring Continued Excellence while working for Whistler Blackcomb. Richie has also competed in Banked Slalom and BX competitions both in Canada and in NZ. While in New Zealand he is a trainer for Rookie Academy based at Treble Cone. Since 2006 he has helped train and examine Level 1 – 3 and coaches part-time for SnowSports NZ

Between Seasons Richie enjoys traveling, making videos, instagram and writing a blog. In 2015 Richie was one of the six representatives for SBINZ at Interski in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Sponsors & Ambassadorships: Neversummer Snowboards, Candygrind Gloves, Icebreaker Merino, Outside Sports NZ.