Richard Gilbert has been an Engineer at CivicActions since 2014. Like many at CivicActions, Richard had a deep love for and interest in Drupal and open source for years prior to working in Drupal full time. Prior to joining CivicActions, Richard worked for a company that wrote proprietary software from scratch for clients. He was looking for an open source alternative to what he had been doing, which led him to Drupal. After attending two Drupalcons, a Drupal Summit, and a few user group meetings, he was hooked. At CivicActions, Richard is working on a project for a large federal agency. Past clients include: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Kavana Cooperative, Compassionate Action Network, and Society for Commercial Archeology. Richard received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Study from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington. He is a bass player who has just released an album with his band, Mysterious Face. Also an avid photographer, Richard is continuing work on his Junk Drawers project, which is just as it sounds: a series of photos of people’s junk drawers.