After completing her first career as a stay-at-home mom, Richie graduated with a Masters in Social Work from WVU in 1997.  That same year she came to work for HospiceCare.  Previously, Richie served as a hospice volunteer in Michigan, England, and West Virginia.
          She is married to Blair Hills and they have two daughters.  Abby Hills lives in Morgantown, WV and Emilie Hills Winters lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.  Richie’s favorite activities involve being with immediate and extended family members throughout the United States.