Sierra is a child abductor, major manipulator, raises a false alarm, alienates her child from the biological father as well as others, and is an abusive parent. She has hurt her own child's development, the lives of the people who have helped her, and has used her child as a selfish tool making her a parental ripoff.
Sierra Richmond (Sara Richmond) in Los Angeles
I met Sierra just after 2001 when she lived in Los Angeles California. I met her through Barry who I had known before Sierra started dating him. Barry is a responsible, safe, caring, and loving person who helped many people including underprivileged kids and disabled people sail and have access to the ocean environment. He also worked at corporations, professional sailing schools, spent time with local friends, enjoyed yacht racing as well as hockey, and expressed his love for his family as well as his local culture. [continued below]....
..... Once Barry started dating Sierra he did not date anyone else. He would support her, have her over to my place frequently, cook food for her, and take her out sailing as well as around the community.
Sierra Richmond Shows Affection In My* Bed
One of my most memorable times of Sierra Richmond was when I came home from a long work week in Chicago where I was providing coordination at an international sailboat show. I came into my apartment, went to my room to remove my clothing and relax, and there was Sierra, completely naked on Barry in my own bed. Certainly she was showing her affection for Barry and was consistently attracted to him. She seemed to make him believe that she was the one, seemed to want to marry him, and spend the rest of her life with him. Of course they did not need to use my bed and she could have taken her affection to the other room or at least tried to be out when I was expected back. You could not keep Sierra away from Barry for years but after her child Blaise Shantay Bourdon's birth things seemed to change.
Sierra Richmond's Hurtful Email Manipulation
One of the first messages I had from Sierra was when she asked me to join her at the birth of her child even though she knew it would be too far to travel on a moments notice. She also gave me her phone numbers 805.965.0282 and 805.284.3223 (now disconnected) in the message and said that I would be welcome to stay at her place while I helped her with the end of the birthing process. This seemed to be typical of Sierra in that she would seem like she wanted your help or that you were her friend but really she would know that you could not easily attend her invitation. Sierra then sent many more emails about Barry's job, when he was working, and that she was available to take guests while Blaise was in the hospital for additional time.
I received emails mentioning the birth of "Blaise Shantay Bourdon" born Nov 13 9:49 AM in Santa Barbara California with photos of the happy family, the parents, and the baby. Things started to change tone about a month later in December of 2004. Sierra's emails would mention Barry but she would only say negative things about him like how he was sick or was unable to help her. I am certain Barry did help and was there to support his child as well as the mother of his child at all times. He moved all the way up to Santa Barbara for Sierra, found work there, and made the best life he could to support Sierra's dreams. Sierra had many points against her drivers license, was in poor health because of the way she cared for her conditions, and always seemed resistant to developing a relationship with any of Barry's good friends.
Sierra Richmond (Sara Richmond) Mass Emails
Sierra would send mass emails to me and others that would say how much she enjoyed our friendship, wanted to support us, and that there was a "reason" for us to be in her life. Of course if you send bulk mail to Sierra she will treat you with disrespect and harm. It does seem like the reason I was in Sierra's and Blaise's life was so that I could make sure that Blaise will always know who her real, safe, caring, and loving father is and that he always did everything possible to be with her. The only reason that Blaise is not able to spend quality long term time with her father is because Sierra Richmond hides her, will not let Barry see her, and will move states or change her location if there is a court order for Blaise to spend time with Barry. This action alienates the child from their biological father and is child abuse. Sierra also does not allow Barry to make decisions about the life of her child, she gives her child drugs with many negative side effects against the will of the biological father, will not send any photos, or even allow the child to speak with her father. Sierra is one of the worst child abductors and alienating parents I have seen that seems to have stayed in the United States.
Barry's Love For His Child Regardless Of Sierra's Abuse
Blaise, if you do see this, know that your father is looking for you and fighting for you every day. You will be able to be with him soon. He loves you more than anything and soon you will be back together with him regardless of your mother's manipulation. Know that your father has many friends that are helping him and the community around you wants to help you spend quality long term time with your biological father. We know it is good for your health and we are sad that you have been put through this by your mother and her small gang of abusive manipulators. Know that your real name is "Blaise Shantay Bourdon" even if your mother tries to change it or manipulates you to believe something else. Know that your father Barry Bourdon is alive, he is a great man, a internationally desired sailor, and an amazing dad. He only did things in a safe way that would help your life and it is only because of your mother that you are not able to be with him right now. You will find that Barry, like everyone, is not perfect but he will aways be your father, he always wants to be with you, and he will always love you. I hope you are able to know him in a deep long term way.
As the months went by Sierra started to manipulate Barry's friends and would try to remove Barry from his child's life. Sierra would say things like, "Barry doesn't respect me in the slightest, at least
that's the way he treats me." or "Blaise and I will always be 3rd or lower on his priority list." I know for sure this was not the case, and I believe that Sierra and Blaise were on the top of his mind at all times. Sierra would even say things to Barry's friends like, "I never should have named her Bourdon" which of course is just another way of trying to remove Barry from his child's life. Barry and Sierra did name the child with the last name of Bourdon and that is the way we will always know it to be.
Sierra's Lies For Profession
Sierra claims to, "work fabulously under high-stress conditions without losing composure" however I have seen her loose it many times. When she does not get what she wants she will just manipulate and use people around her until she gets her way. This is now seen at the expense of her child's health by keeping her from her biological father. Sierra even went out of her way to make sure Barry, who is an excellent US citizen, had a DV on record after she threw his laptop against the walls of their house violently. That is right, Sierra lost it, threw technology, and then called the local police to arrest Barry just because he was trying to keep things safe in their place around the child. If you have ever been through this you will know that almost every time the police just arrest the man and take him to jail for the investigation even if the woman is the violent person at the time.
Richmond also claims that, "and have fabulous verbal and written communication and people skills." Again, this is not correct grammar and Sierra like to spell "alot" in many messages. I have never seen Sierra have "people skills" and many people around me will say that you have pulled a "Sierra" when you bad talk your ex or use manipulation to try to make yourself look better.
Sierra claims this education:
DeVry University Online
Avid Film Camp
Ex'pression College For Digital Arts
Harrison High School
Sierra also claims that she has worked at these locations:
Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, MI
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Security and Investigations industry
May 2011 Present (9 months) Troy, MI
May 2010 January 2011 (9 months)
Bayhopper Designer Resort Wear
February 2007 November 2009 (2 years 10 months)
Managed all aspects of personal & professional life; schedule, appointments, travel arrangements, itineraries, computer database & file maintenance, all correspondence, Quicken finances, errands, gift purchases, & party/event planning.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; JMBA; Food & Beverages industry
April 2006 February 2007 (11 months)
Managed staff of 15-30, P & L, hired, fired, scheduling, ordering, customer service, inventory. Caught & corrected entire franchise inventory stock errors to bring accuracy of costs up from 79% to 98% in 1st 3 months.
Freelance Head Asst Editor
May 2003 July 2003 (3 months)
Managed & trained 15 asst editors, maintained & repaired 15 edit bays, set
up master organization of all video clips for all 25 editors to work off of.
Freelance Head Asst Editor/Editor
Extreme Makeover/Lighthearted Entertainment
May 2002 December 2002 (8 months)
ABC reality episodic
Responsible for set-up & maintenance of 15 edit bays, assistant to 25 editors, set-up of organizational system of all footage for show, supervisor to 15 assistants, promoted to Editor after 2 weeks.
Freelance Head Asst Editor
Temptation Island 2/Rocket Science Laboratories
November 2001 May 2002 (7 months)
FOX reality episodic
Set-up & maintenance of 15 edit bays, assistant to 25 editors, organization of daily influx of footage & all footage for show, supervisor to 15 assistants.
Freelance Asst Editor
An Amazing Race/WR Productions
September 2001 November 2001 (3 months)
CBS reality episodic
Importing, labeling, & organizing footage, finding footage for editors.
Freelance Asst Editor
Temptation Island/Rocket Science Laboratories
September 2000 September 2001 (1 year 1 month)
FOX reality episodic
Maintaining Avid edit bays, getting editors whatever they needed from
footage to food, importing, organizing, & labeling footage, outputting shows, &
finishing special effects on sequences.
Panama City Brewery
April 1998 September 1998 (6 months)
Customer service, financial handling, scheduling, hiring, firing, training &
Bully Ranch/Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
December 1997 April 1998 (5 months)
Customer service, nightly staff meetings & financials, & increasing business.
I know for a fact that Barry is closer then ever to recovering his child but now he has more backing including the assistance of the national and local court systems. There will be more on this and Sierra's abuse shortly. It would be a miracle if Sierra would just help her child spend quality long term time with her biological father for the health of her child. Blaise would be able to be happy and not a statistic that just keeps getting bounced around where ever her mother wants to go. If anyone does know where Blaise Shantay Bourdon is located or has any information nationally on Sierra and her parental child abuse please contact the National Center at 1-800-THE-LOST and ask for the case manager on "Blaise Shantay Bourdon" so that she can be returned to her father as court ordered and as Blaise needs for her health. There are already cases pending and soon she will be uncovered and given back to her safe father Barry. Please read over this and help this child spend quality time with her father:
72% of all teenaged murderers grew up without fathers. 60% of rapists were raised in fatherless homes.
Cornell, Dewey et al. Characteristics of Adolescents Charged with Homicide. Behavioral Sciences and the Law 5
70% of the kids now incarcerated in juvenile corrections facilities grew up in a single-parent environment.
Beck, Allen, Susan Kline, and Lawrence Greenfield. Survey of Youth in Custody, 1987. US Bureau of Justice Statistics. Washington, D.C.: GPO,
Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school as their classmates who live with two parents.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Survey on Child Health. Washington, D.C.: GPO,
Fatherless children are eleven times more likely than are children from intact families to exhibit violent behavior.
Barber, Nigel. Single Parenthood As a Predictor of Cross-National Variation in Violent Crime. Cross-Cultural Research 38
Children whose fathers are absent consistently score lower than the norm in reading and math tests.
Teachman, Jay, et al. Sibling Resemblance in Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes: The Role of Father Presence. Journal of Marriage and the Family 60
75% of teen suicides occur in single-parent families.
Jean Beth Eshtain, Family Matters: The Plight of Americas Children. The Christian Century
Children who live apart from their fathers experience more accidents and a higher rate of chronic asthma, headaches, and speech defects.
Harknett, Kristin. Childrens Elevated Risk of Asthma in Unmarried Families: Underlying Structural and Behavioral Mechanisms. Working Paper #2005-01-FF. Princeton, NJ: Center for Research on Child Well-being,
80% of the adolescents in psychiatric hospitals come from fatherless homes.
Jack Block, et al. Parental Functioning and the Home Environment in Families of Divorce, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 27
Compared to girls raised in homes where both parents are present, the daughters of single parents are 164% more likely to become pregnant before marriage, 53% more likely to marry as teenagers, and 92% more likely to dissolve their own marriages.
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Atlantic Monthly
A growing body of evidence shows a high correlation between fatherlessness and violence among young men (especially violence against women).
F.R. Duplantier, The Importance Of Fathers, HERITAGE FOUNDATION HOME
The absence of a biological father increases a daughters vulnerability to rape and sexual abuse by 900%. (Often these assaults are committed by stepfathers or the boyfriends
of custodial mothers).
1988 National Health Interview Survey conducted by the National Center for Health StatisticsNational Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
When you help Sierra, you are helping to abuse a child in need of their safe parent (Barry). Remember, it is the business of everyone when abusive mothers are hurting the children in your community by keeping them away from their biological fathers. Blaise, you will be able to get through this but you will need to work harder because of the developmental problems your mother has allowed though child abduction and continued alienation from your biological father. More to come shortly.