Raymond has been playing trombone since middle school.

He attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he received his Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance and his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. He currently teaches music in the Covina-Valley Unified School District.

In his free time, Raymond enjoys playing volleyball, rock climbing, hiking, golfing, and playing video/board games.

One life goal that he has is to eventually visit ALL the national parks in the United States.