Humans are narrative creatures. We cannot help but be drawn into a story. Joel Richards first began crafting stories as a stage actor performing in regional theaters across the United States as well as Off-Broadway in New York City. His one-act plays were selected for various new play festivals including Experiments in Ink in Utah and the Strawberry One Act Play Festival in New York. As a narrator he has lent his voice, skills, and interpretation to scores of audiobooks.

In 2012 he received his Masters degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University. He has entertained audiences of all ages with a mix o"Dinner and a Ramp" story by Joel Richards f traditional, personal, historical, and original tales.

In addition to telling stories he works with individuals and organizations looking to unlock their own storytelling potential. His gradate thesis, “Storytelling in Appreciative Inquiry” was nominated for honors.