Ray Brasier grew up on a potato farm in Delta Junction, Alaska. He went to AVtech in Seward, Alaska to study Forestry and Wild Land Fire Science. He graduated from AVtech in 1988 and moved on to work for the Alaska Division of Forestry from 1989 to 1997. While working in forestry, Ray and his wife Lisa started investing in real estate with their first purchase in 1990. In the past, 20+ years, they have bought and renovated over 43 properties.