Richard Graves, a native of New Orleans, has resided in Hammond since 1991.
His love of animals was cultivated by the many years he lived and worked on the family farm in Wilkinson County, Mississippi during the 60's ,70's and 80's. After his farming/ranching years, Richard had a 25 year career as a technology consultant.
Richard is currently a real estate agent. Richard and his wife Pat have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.