Richard, who is the person that makes this all happen, has been at various times an art historian, a brick mason, an independent film producer, a computer programmer, and the Director who transformed the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk into a non-profit organization. On his tours, Richard fuses these otherwise exclusive experiences into a very special view of the city. Richard's tours include his celebrated Raymond Chandler and Charles Bukowski excursions, the occasional John Fante’s Dreams from Bunker Hill, The Birth of Noir and the California Culture series.
When he's off the bus, Richard is the host of the LAVA Literary Salon series, named Best L.A. Literary Salon by Los Angeles Magazine. He also curates an ongoing series of forensic science presentations for LAVA, including "Cracking the Case," "TRACE" and "The Science & Art of Forensic Investigations." To stay informed about these LAVA events, subscribe to the LAVA newsletter.