Ray was raised in the dairy industry, working on his family’s dairy from a young age to eventually managing the dairy until. Ray and his wife Erica have two adult children — their daughter just started her freshman year at Oklahoma State and their son is training to be a Diesel Technician. Ray currently is on the CA FFA Foundation Board and sits on the Denair Unified School District Board. Ray has previously served on the National Dairy Board, both as a Board Member and as the Treasurer. During his time on the National Dairy Board he was also on the Dairy Management Inc., Board and worked with the affiliated Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Ray serves on the Valley Water Collaborative, an industry-funded effort to provide drinking water to those impacted by nitrate levels in the Central Valley. Ray has a passion for sustainability, innovation and how both can be used by the dairy industry to lead the charge in efforts to benefit the environment.