Director of Operations
Ray has worked for the Institute since 2011, serving in many capacities, including Science Programs Director and Interim Executive Director. He is passionate about all things Mount St. Helens. Before working at the Mount St. Helens Institute, Ray was a biologist on the mountain and earned his Master's degree from Washington State University - Vancouver studying the interaction of pocket gophers, plants and soil at Mount St. Helens.
Tod comes to MSHI with over 20 years of nonprofit management and development experience. Prior experience includes the Muscular Dystrophy Association, United Way and American Red Cross. A lifelong resident of the Northwest, Tod enjoys long weekends at the beach with his wife Joy and their four- legged child, Zoey, the wonder dog! Tod and his wife also enjoy hiking, antiquing, collecting blown glass, volunteering for many organizations serving children and animal causes and time spent with good friends. Tod is passionate about enhancing understanding of the Mount St. Helens area and the recreational, educational and scientific opportunities MSHI provides to the community.