About Lucas Ray
I was born in Memphis, however before I could make any recollection of a life in Tennessee, my family picked up and moved to Colorado. I spent the majority of my childhood and early adolescence being raised by my mother in Aurora, until as an early teen, I moved out of state to live with my father in the small town of Dallas (not The Dalles), Oregon. Although Oregon is beautiful country, and preferred by many, I never felt as “at home” as I have in Colorado, and my heart always remained.
Upon graduation from High School, I tried my hand at “adulting”, moving straight into an apartment with my best friend, thinking we could work and put ourselves through college. After a few years of working odd jobs, I eventually enlisted in the Air Force, and by November 1995, I was off to Basic Training. For the next 22 years and 9 months I worked in Civil Engineering as a Structural Craftsman, where I utilized my skills in carpentry, masonry, sheet metal work, welding, and locksmithing to maintain all the facilities on the installation. I was blessed with four beautiful children, and have been fortunate enough to learn the life lessons that cannot be taught.
I have had the pleasure of being stationed in the states of Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona, as well as serving overseas in Okinawa (2x), South Korea, and most recently, England. I am honored to have served in, and directly supported, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom while on deployment to locations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Qatar. Other notable memories include deploying to the Philippines to build a school in a small community, and being directly involved with the support of Operation Tomodachi (Friend), in disaster relief following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that claimed the lives of 16,000 Japanese nationals, and caused more than $360B in damage.
It was during this time that I developed a desire to help those in need or who may be struggling. Furthering my education, I graduated with honors from Grand Canyon University, with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. My desire was to someday be able to assist those in need with regard to Marriage and Family counseling, but when the opportunity arose, and the idea was pitched to move back to the state I have loved most and sell real estate, I could not pass it up. I love helping people in genuine need, and what better way to continue my service after retirement than to help families in making perhaps the most important transaction they will ever make?
In the military, we are driven by core values, and in the Air Force, they are Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do. I intend to incorporate those core values as I transition out of the military and into the real estate industry. I am extremely excited to be a part of the C3 family, and I could not be happier to finally be home for good!
Real Estate Credentials
- Member of National Association of Realtors®
- Member of Colorado Association of Realtors®