Ray began working as a carpenter helper right out of school. He spent the next six years mastering the trade, eventually leading to starting his own renovation business in 1990. Being self employed allowed Ray to coach high school baseball for the last 12 years and referee high school basketball. With thirty years experience in the trade, Ray joined the BRCTC staff as the Carpentry instructor. He is excited to teach high school students the trade that he has a great deal of love and passion for.