Our Team of Warrior PATHH (Progressive & Alternative Training for Helping Heroes) guides are a unique blend of combat veterans and first responders – all with their own experiences with struggle, who have achieved Post-Traumatic Growth through the practices and principles taught at the program.
James is the Warrior PATHH program manager at the Travis Mills Foundation. He served in the Marine Corps from 2009-2013 where he served as a heavy equipment operator and completed two tours in Afghanistan. In 2018 he completed an internship at the Travis Mills Foundation for a degree in recreational therapy. The following year he was hired to be the waterfront manager at the Retreat. Later the same year, James applied to run the PATHH program and was hired. He continues to head up the program in addition to assisting with the Foundation’s family program.
Ray lives in Farmington, Maine, with his wife, Sharon, and service dog, Murphy. He served in the Army for 27 years, starting as a Scout and retiring in 2010 as a Command Sergeant Major serving as the Commandant of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Fort Knox in Kentucky. His career included assignments throughout the country and the world in a variety of units, including serving as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division for 9 years. He also served in the 1st Armored Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and Army ROTC at Northern Arizona University as the Senior Military Science Instructor. He served in combat in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division in Mosul, Iraq, and the 82nd Airborne Division at multiple locations in the Diyala Province. In addition to being a PATHH Guide, Ray is a volunteer with the Travis Mills Foundation.