Bassick High School Involvement:

History and civics teacher at Bassick High School; 10 years working in the Bridgeport public school system

2018 recipient of the Kathy Silver Award for teaching excellence from the Daniel Trust Foundation

Former Freshman/JV Football Head Coach

School Governance Council: Elected Teacher Member and Secretary

Faculty Advisor: Chess Club, Yearbook, Junior Class; Assistant Director: Jazz Band

TRI Federation: Founder and Head Coach (Bridgeport’s first competitive coed high school sport)

Public Address Announcer – “The Voice of the Bassick Lions”


Youth Athletic Involvement:

Bridgeport Middle School Flag Football League, Official

Fairfield County Football Officials Association, Official

Trumbull AYSO Soccer/CT Junior Soccer Association, Official

Geraldine Johnson Flag Football, Founder/Former Head Coach

Geraldine Johnson Cricket Club, Founder/Former Head Coach (one of America’s first middle school cricket programs)


Political Experience:

Planning and Zoning Commissioner, 2010-present (Chairman, 2014-15)

Inland Wetlands Commissioner, 2009-10, 2013-present (Secretary, 2016-present)

Booth Hill and Jane Ryan School Building Committee, Member and Chairman, 2018-present

CT Justice of the Peace, 2009-present

Trumbull RTC, Member, 2007-present

Trumbull RTC, District Chairman, 2008-2012


Personal Life:

Rich, wife Theresa, and daughter Deanna live off of Old Town Road on the Bridgeport-Trumbull town line