Ray Griggs was born in Albuquerque, NM, raised in Temple, TX, and graduated from Temple High School. He graduated from Texas A&M University with BS (class of ’81) and ME degrees in Agricultural Engineering. Ray has worked in the oil field with Halliburton, in natural resource protection with Texas A&M, alternative energy with BP and new startup businesses. Most recently he has worked in Health, Safety and Environmental Protection with energy and transportation companies. Ray enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing, and traveling.
Laurie is a native Texan. She was born and raised in northwest Houston and graduated from Spring Woods High School. After graduating from Texas A&M University (class of ’85) with a degree in Health Education, she worked 20+ years as a Patient Educator with Baylor Scott & White Clinic. Laurie loves to do yard work, abstract painting, calligraphy, and travel.
Ray and Laurie know firsthand how difficult it can be to juggle caring for a loved one, working full time and raising a family. After Ray’s mother had a stroke, they were her primary caregivers with Ray’s brother for over 6 years.
Ray and Laurie have two children: Zachary, age 23, and Meghan, age 21. The whole family served as missionaries on the east coast of Honduras for over eight years. They lived and worked with the local communities, developing relationships, and teaching / practicing self-sustainability. All four are bilingual English and Spanish.
Ray and Laurie have a passion for serving others and want to make a difference locally. They are committed to the Senior Helpers mi