- Advanced Certified, EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Practitioner
Has been a teacher of writing and literature for 40 years and has served in numerous leadership roles. Ray holds a Master's Degree and is the recipient of Normandale's Teacher of the Year Award and the University of Texas's National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award for Excellence (NISOD). He also holds Parts 1 and 2 Certifications from the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association (EAGALA). Ray also serves as EAGALA's Network Coordinator for Minnesota as well as coordinator for Operation Sanctuary, an initiative to provide equine services for veterans and their families.