Meet Ray Gutierrez. Ray is a recent Queen’s University grad.
He first got involved with Jack.org as a photographer for Jack Summit 2015. This year, Ray was part of the planning committee for Jack Summit 2016. It’s safe to say that Ray is a Jack.org superstar. And yet, the last two years could have looked very different for Ray, who originally decided not to apply for the Jack Summit 2015 photographer position.
“The idea of being a mental health activist intimidated me, I didn’t know if I was comfortable enough with my own mental health challenges to be a successful leader for the cause.” Thankfully, after some probing from another Jack.org superstar, Sia Badie, Ray changed his mind, handed in his application and the rest, as they say, is history. (Check out Ray and Sia at the Jack Summit in the picture below!)