Richard Gilbert

Engineer
Shoreline, WA

About Richard Gilbert

Richard Gilbert joined CivicActions in 2014 as an Engineer. Like many at CivicActions, Richard has had a deep love for and interest in Drupal and open source for years.

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.

When Richard isn’t at work, you will find him with his wife of nearly a quarter century. They have two daughters, one in high school and one who just graduated from college. All four are committed vegans, though Richard freely confesses a weakness for M&Ms.

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, currently finishing work on an album with a friend. 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.