Ray Boelig resides in Laconia, after 30 plus years in Londonderry, NH and a few other stops along the way: Holland Connecticut, California, and now again Laconia. His favorite phrase: "Dun Movin". Ray resides with his wife Lori of 44 years; Nessa, a rescue from Alabama; Charlie, a rescue from Yonkers; and Mickey Mouse, the cat. The two pooches respond to "The Mutts" as their calling card. Ray and Lori have three children, Sarah, Matt, and Derek, as well as five grandchildren: Myrabella, Simon, Maya, Eliza and RJ.
Ray is active in a relatively new career as Director of Sales for a custom wood flooring mill, Ponders Hollow, and is the president of the Lakes Region Home Builders and Remodelers Association. He is also a member of the the National Association of Home Builders and the American Institute of Architects NH. Ray spends a significant amount of time at the Huot Technical School and Laconia High School, working and teaching kids on projects. They are embarking on their 3rd Tiny House build. Workforce development is a serious requirement in NH, and Ray is all in.
Ray graduated from the University of NH in 1977 with two degrees: Communications, and Business from the Whittemore School with honors Cum Laude and Psi Epsilon, Economics Honor Society. Ray brings a diverse background to the board, having spent 35 years in high tech including bringing Bitstream public in 1997 as president & CEO. He has been deeply involved in sales, marketing, finance and development. He has traveled extensively to Japan and Europe, setting up subsidiaries in multiple countries, and licensing technology to Microsoft, Apple, Hewlett-Packard and more. During the early 2000s, Ray freelanced and brought technology in from Europe and licensed it to companies like Citrix. In 2006 Ray started a company called Hampshire Hardwoods and ran it until 2013, when he sold it to Ponders Hollow of Westfield MA, where he continues to work independently today.