Richie began his marching career at Cypress High School in Cypress, Ca where he immediately found his passion for the performing arts and music. After graduating, Richie went on to march at Pacific Crest from 2009-2010 and the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2011 and aging out in 2012. Richie also performed in the WGI percussion group RCC from 2012-2013.
After his time as a performer came to an end, he began teaching at multiple ensembles in Southern California. He has previously taught at the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013 and Pulse Percussion from 2017-2019 and has been on the percussion staff with Santa Clara Vanguard since 2014.
Richie holds a degree in Journalism from Fullerton College and is actively pursuing higher education at California State University Long Beach.