Asheville's 40 Under Forty: Jason Ray

Last week Jason Ray, Vice President of Business Development at SimplyHome; Certified Aging in Place Specialist, was named one of Asheville's 40 Under Forty. The 40 honorees were selected for the award based on their business success and their achievements as an active member of the community. The event was sponsored by The Biltmore Beacon, a weekly newspaper circulating in the Biltmore communities of Asheville, and the Young Professionals of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.

Since 2004, SimplyHome has designed, engineered and used assistive technology to increase independence and lower costs for seniors and people with disabilities. SimplyHome was the first company to receive national accreditation (CARF) using technology in support of independent living and aging in place. Since beginning with SimplyHome in 2008, Jason has been a national speaker/presenter on assistive technology use to associations, state and national agencies, and provider groups.  Jason was named in 2012 as a recipient of the Stephen E. Sallee Excellence in Technology Award, and accepted the 2012 Edison Award for Best New Product for SimplyHome.  Jason’s work with SimplyHome has been featured on multiple episodes of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition along with many other national publications.

Jason has been a coach for many youth sports teams over the last decade and currently serves on the Board of Directors for South Buncombe Youth Sports for their Baseball, Softball and Basketball programs.  As an active member of Skyland United Methodist Church, Jason serves as a member of the Lay Leadership Council.  Finally, Jason serves on the Advisory Board for Family Life Coach, which provides therapeutic and consultation services for individuals, families, ministries, and businesses seeking to move to the next level in personal, relational, and organizational performance.

We are so excited to have Jason as a leader at SimplyHome! Congratulations, Jason!