Shining together, we can be the light that gives hope to the hopeless.
Rayma Garraway is the co-founder and owner of LaVue Boutique, an apart-rent vacation community on the island of Angullia. LaVue received 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor and gets high marks for hospitality and beautiful views. Rayma became interested in Real Estate as a vehicle for creating wealth early in her life, and earned her real estate license at a young age.
She understands that no one becomes successful by themselves and is grateful for all of the people who helped her on her journey. This is why she believes in the axiom of “pay it forward” and mentors women of color to become independent and successful people in business and life.
Through her not for profit organization Never Happier, Inc., Rayma teaches others the skills necessary to excel at life and be in service to others. Never Happier has helped (need numbers) people manifest lives they could only imagine.
Rayma is also the President of the Brooklyn chapter of the Health & Wellness Network of Commerce, a community of heart-centric entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the lives of others.
Christopher Bell learned about being in service to others from his mother and father, who introduced him to the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X. He took those lessons to heart and joined the military after graduating high school. Health reasons forced him to leave the military and he went to work in his parent’s restaurant, where he discovered he loved working with people. He soon started his own retail business, where he provided jobs for many in the community. In 2006, Christopher found his true passion and became a Real Estate Acquisitions Agent. He bought, fixed up, and provided affordable housing to those in his community.
Christopher’s entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to serve others he attributes to his father. He is thrilled to working with Rayma, who he refers to as “The Director”, to provide affordable housing and allow everyone to realize their dream of being a homeowner.
Zean “Shawn” King is a veteran, proudly serving our country for almost ten years. He was stationed on the USS (need name of ship), and was one of the first ships to engage the Taliban after 9/11 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Zean received an honorable discharge in 2007 and retired from military life because of a disability. He did not, however, stop fighting for his fellow veterans. After starting his own businesses, Zean noticed many veterans homeless. He started helping these vets repair their credit and get jobs. This started him thinking about creating a Not for Profit dedicated to helping vets clean up their credit, get a job, and buy houses for living and investment. It was soon after he met Rayma Garraway and discovered they both shared the vision of serving and helping people improve their lives.
Farrel Liger, CEO and Chairman of www.foundationoftheworld.org, was born in Miami, Florida. He attended Chaminade Madonna High School, followed by his attendance at Florida Atlantic University and graduation from Florida International University. He proceeded to work at Bank of America, JPMORGAN, Morgan Stanley, and Guardian before moving to New York to work on Wall Street. There, he is a Stock Broker, Investment Banker and Money Manager at Forte Capital Group. He has also been a mortgage banker at Freedom Mortgage, Vanguard Funding and Intercontinental Capital Group. He is well versed in the industry of finance holding his series 7,66 life insurance license and both NY and FL Mortgage licenses.
Homer Richardson, Esq. was born in Anguilla. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Studies in 1976. Two years later, he was awarded his Master’s Degree from the same institution. In 1981, he received his Jurist Doctorate from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and opened his own law firm concentrating in real estate law.
He returned to the Caribbean in 1992 and received his L.E.C. from Hugh Wooding School of Law, University of West Indies. In 1999, Homer was named Chief Magistrate for the Government of Anguilla, Head of Budgeting, serving until 2005. He currently has his own practice where he helps immigrants with real estate and tenant/landlord issues.
Homer is a member of the New York State Bar, as well as the US and British Virgin Island Bar, the Anguilla Bar, and a member of the US District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts and a member of the NYS Defenders Association