Ray is the Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator for Highland County. He volunteers his time to coordinate the Master Gardener Volunteer program for the county. Ray is a retired civil engineer. He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation in 2000. He now enjoys raising cattle and gardening. Ray also volunteers as a 4-H advisor. Ray and his wife Mary raised seven children in Highland County, all of whom were 4-H members. Mary passed away in 1998, but she would be as proud of their grandchildren as Ray is.