Raymond grew up in East Lansing, MI and has lived in New York City for the past 30+ years. He has been married for over 40 years to his wife, Marie, and they have two adult children, Matthew and Thomas.
Ray earned his B.S. at Michigan State University. In his professional career Ray worked in the magazine industry working for The Conde Nast Publications, Waldenbooks, Inc. and The Hearst Corporation. Now retired, Ray is an avid traveler and active in several philanthropic causes.