is the founding president and executive director of the charitable nonprofit organization Books in Homes USA, Inc. Originally from upstate New York he is a former history teacher, has held administrative positions in public education, and was a dean and associate vice president of several colleges. He earned his BA and MA in Anthropology and Social Sciences from Binghamton University and his Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the New York State and National History Educator of the Year. Quest is a member of the Loudoun County Civil War Round Table and is a Battlefield Guide at the Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park. Richard and his wife Patti recently relocated to northern Virginia.