Richard Best is an artist and entrepreneur.

After serving in a U.S. Army Military Intelligence division for several years, the Atlanta native had a cybersecurity job in the Baltimore region when he decided to join a dual MBA-MFA degree program with Johns Hopkins University and MICA. While in that course, he thought of formalizing an illegal graffiti park under I-83 in Station North into a sanctioned urban art park. That led to the founding of Section1.