Ray is an environmental professional passionate about natural resource ecology, regulatory policy, and habitat restoration. Ray brings more than two decades of consulting experience for public and private sector clients. With a true passion for protecting the environment, his expertise spans the design and implementation of wetland mitigation projects as well as the preparation of ecological studies and wildlife management plans. He uses his knowledge of policy to help clients obtain federal, state, and local regulatory agency approval and compliance regarding natural resource protection issues on various projects.
Ray is recognized for his innovations in methodology relative to coastal restoration and transplantation of submerged aquatic vegetation or seagrass, for which he has published articles on these techniques and patented specialized equipment.
In addition to his ecological expertise, Ray is also a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Remote Pilot and is part of Stantec’s commercial small unmanned vehicle systems (sUAS) or drone program that has pilots scattered throughout Canada and the United States.