Adam Ray brings a wealth of experience to The Academy at Trails Carolina.  He has spent 15 years working directly with meeting the needs of students, families, and educational consultants.  Adam’s breadth of experience in the industry and all realms of therapeutic programming is what allows the strengths of our diverse staff to shine through.  His leadership champions the collaboration and cohesion of our staff community that allows the Academy to deliver on its truly integrated and unique program.  Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Leadership from Warren Wilson College and has developed multiple vocational training, mental heath, and transitional living programs.   Adam spent a semester in Kenya with an intensive NOLS leadership training program, and enjoys bringing his knowledge of experiential learning and careful cultivation of group culture to wide-ranging outdoor and cultural expeditions with the students.
When not taking care of the needs of our students and staff, Adam can be found riding the trails and roadways of Western North Carolina on any manner of bicycle.  An accomplished athlete, he is the captain of an elite road cycling team.  On recovery days from training, he goes on adventures with his well loved dog, Bollo.