Richmond was raised in Midland, TX. She received a bachelors degree in Music Education. Lexa taught band for several
years before becoming an elementary music/art educator. She has also earned her masters degree in School Administration.
Her first year as a band director, in 2001, a
student presented a puppy to Lexa as a gift, knowing that Lexa was wanting a companion. Although this puppy did not
turn out to be a dachshund, it was this little dog named Saydee that sparked Lexa’s interest into the fascinating
world of dachshunds. She purchased her first show dachshund, Ch. Westwind’s Pistol SS, in May 2002. Lexa
was 25 years old.
Although relatively young and unexperienced, her passion for the standard smooth dachshund snowballed
and she was hooked for life! Lexa has had some fantastic accomplishments in her first five years of being in dachshunds
that have taken others decades to do, including handling a beautiful bitch owned by her dear friend Jeanine Sudinski
named Ch. Laddland Crown Jewel of Lucene to a BOV win at the Westminster Kennel Club in 2005.