Raymond has worked on various deep-sea vessels, starting as a cadet, and progressively working up to Master (last 5 years). This was followed by 10 years with B.C. Ferries in its Northern Gulf Island operations as an officer and Senior Master. Raymond then moved to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada working as a senior investigator/manager for its West Coast office in Richmond, BC. While at TSB, he advanced safety within various fishing communities and their families through educational safety presentations in stability, emergency duties, and lifesaving equipment. This included a Vietnamese community in Prince Rupert using an interpreter and an interactive stability model.
Instructed at BCIT Marine Campus for two semesters. Since March of 2020, he has been with WMI. He loves to cook, and over the years has taught himself French, Spanish, Japanese (including writing in Katakana and Hiragana); can manage marginally well in all three and dabbled in learning Mandarin. Raymond is happily married (he thinks) with two adult kids and a Labradoodle.