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Richard Boyd

Information Technology Administrator, AV

Richard Boyd


Information Technology



204.487.3300 ext. 613



I grew up in Hanford, California (after 10 years in L.A.).  Graduated Fresno Pacific College with a B.A. in Math.  I joined Mennonite Voluntary Service and taught math and science at an alternative high school in Chicago, IL (Pilsen neighborhood) for 14 years (only 6 with MVS).  I married Sheila Giesbrecht, also an MVS volunteer at the school, and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I was a Data Management Analyst for the Dept of Health.  We lived off the grid for 6 months and then in a trailer while we helped some friends build an adobe house.  From there, we moved to Winnipeg for a year and then back to Chicago again.  There, I worked at Erie Neighborhood House as the Director of Operations (IT, facilities, maintenance). After moving back to Manitoba, we worked at Camp Assiniboia, and now I am here at CMU, for the past 9 years.

We have two kids, Walker and Juniper, in grades 12 and 11, respectively, at Westgate Mennonite. Sheila works for the Department of Education as a consultant. We attend Charleswood Mennonite Church. The newest addition to the family is Oso, an almost full grown Bernadoodle.

I enjoy hiking and birding, cooking and gardening, and reading about design (building, landscape, city planning, education spaces and methodologies, etc.). My favorite authors are Edward Abbey and Wendell Berry.

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