Richard Van Den Akker lives in Vicksburg Mississippi and works as an emergency planner for Entergy Operations. Married to Sue for thirty years they have three sons: Cory, 29; Ryan, 18; and Noah, 15. In his spare time Richard fishes, acts, writes and is a Boy Scout leader. He has been performing mainly at Vicksburg Theatre Guild for twelve years, and writing for eight. Richard's writing is mainly comedies and Christian-themed plays and skits. He has had seven dinner theater plays produced by Hawkins United Methodist Church to raise money for missions, and three full-length children’s plays produced by the VTG Fairy Tale Theater.