Josh Weaver, Ph.D. currently serves as the Natural Capital Manager for The Ray. Prior to joining the team, he was a lecturer in the horticulture department at Auburn University. Prior to Auburn, Josh was an Agriculture Compliance Specialist for 10 years, first with the GA Dept. of Agriculture and then with Clemson University Dept. of Pesticide Regulation. While at Clemson he would become a sought-after speaker at extension grower meetings, farm bureau conferences, golf course superintendent meetings, etc. It was because his approach to regulation was simple and the motto he took to heart was: Regulation through Education. Josh has also spent several years in the landscaping industry.

He completed his AAS in Environmental Horticulture at Columbus Technical College; BS in Environmental Science at American Public University; MS in Plant & Environmental Science at Clemson University with his research focusing on soils suitability for septic systems; and his PhD in Plant & Environmental Science with his research focusing on biostimulants and the effects they have on plants.

Josh is a published author of many scientific journal articles and has presented his work at several regional, national, and international conferences.