Hey, I'm Ray.
I grew up in a blue-collar household in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. After graduating as valedictorian in high school, I attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. During my service as an Army officer, I continued my formal education by earning a Master's Degree from the University of Louisville. However, it has been my informal, self-education that has had the greatest impact on my life. In 2017, I bought my first property while working for the Corps of Engineers in Savannah, GA. This introduced me to the power of real estate investing, and nothing has been the same since.
After getting married in July, 2018, and separating from the Army in October of the same year, my wife and I found ourselves financially free, as a result of our real estate investments. So we bought a fifth wheel camper and set out to fulfill a lifelong dream of moving to a small ski town in the Rocky Mountains. After 7 months of exploring the country, we landed in McCall, ID, a small resort town with a population of 3,000. We bought a cabin, adopted a great dane puppy, and are currently living our best lives!
Since settling in Idaho, I have earned a real estate license, joined Vacasa Real Estate Brokerage, and helped my wife set up a delicious food truck business. I'm also pursuing two entrepreneurial ventures in the short-term real estate space. Life is exciting, and I could not ask for more!