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Meet Ray

"I want to be a good stay-at-home dad, but I crave structure and routine which is hard to maintain with a toddler!"




July 24, 1971


Yes. To Dana for 10 years this May!


Yes. His sonís name is Lewis, but everyone calls him ďSlimer.Ē He was born on October 5, 2007.


B.S. in Chemistry from University of Michigan


Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Rayís parents live in Miami, FL. They love getting pictures and hearing stories about Slimer. Danaís parents live in Canada and arenít as close to the family.

Tech Level

Dana is a gizmos and gadgets person; she knows that Ray is technologically inclined, but has been so busy with his company, Heavy Bubbles, that he hasnít had time to stay familiar with new technology. Dana purchased a smart phone for Ray as a present for Christmas.


Ray founded Heavy Bubbles, Inc in August 2007, with his college friend Winston. Heavy Bubbles focused on making advances in the chemical uses of carbon dioxide. Ray developed a new heavy carbon dioxide for use in soda pop and recently sold the company; he is now financially set. Ray spent a lot of time in the lab working and made a lot of sacrifices to get to this point. He hasnít spent a lot of time with Slimer, who previously was taken care of by a nanny on the weekdays. Ray will now be a full-time stay-at-home dad.


To get back to a healthy lifestyle, Ray wants to train for the Loon Lake Triathlon on June 12, 2010 (1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run). Ray also wants to learn gourmet cooking so that he can make healthy meals. Ray and Dana find it hard to spend time together as a couple without interruptions from Slimer.

BID 2010 . Human-Computer Interaction Institute . Carnegie Mellon University