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Disillusioned with the financial crisis of 2007, the trucking industry had neither profit nor appeal, Rafael decided to join the Army to not only pay for school, but also to be of service to his family, community, and country. He raised his right hand in service to his country on September 11, 2009, as a Combat Medic.
Two tours of duty, and a bunch of crazy stories later, he is now completing a Bachelos of Science in Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.
"Clay has a way of centering me in a way that allows me to be focused and self driven, not only in my art, but also in my life."
-Rafael Ordorica Rea