Originally from Blue Ridge, Richie moved back to Fannin County in 1987. It was a combination of extended family, the serenity of the North Georgia mountains, and the recreational opportunities the area provides that influenced his parent’s decision of a location.
Over the past several years he has seen the transition and revitalization of Downtown Blue Ridge and the surrounding communities. This growth is because many of those same things that brought his family back to Blue Ridge are what brings so many visitors and residents to the area.
Richie spent the past 26 years pursuing a career in public safety and enjoys helping others. He joined the team in 2018 to spend more time at home enjoying the benefits at hand that so many find appealing about the area