Dr. Richardson grew up in San Diego and ran cross country and track for San Diego State University. He is married with 4 children and 2 step-children. He graduated from Hahnemann University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 1992. He received his PhD in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky Mountain University in 2016. His professional history includes owning a private orthopedic physical therapy practice for 13 years before entering academia. Personal interests include gardening, exercising and spending time with his wife Stephanie and children.