Ray is a first generation college graduate, coming from an economically disadvantaged family. His father passed away when he was 14, and he always felt fortunate to receive the benefits of several local businessmen mentoring him. Additionally, he received assistance from members of the community to help him attend college.
A graduate of the University of Maine at Portland, Ray has owned franchises of Advantage Payroll Service in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. This business became the largest payroll processing firm, not only in Aroostook County, but in the State of Maine as well, having at one time a staff of 35 people. Payrolls were processed all over the New England area, even though the home office was located in Presque Isle, Maine. Gauvin understands first-hand the possibilities, challenges and benefits of creating and operating a business both in and from Aroostook County. He is also a Vietnam veteran, a renowned businessman (recently retired) and a well-respected philanthropist in Aroostook County.
graduated from the University of Maine system and has a master's degree from the University of New England. She is a 25-year veteran of the education profession, teaching in both SAD #20 and SAD #1 as well as working with potential first generation college and economically disadvantaged students throughout her career. Sandy is also a fellow of the Maine National Writing Project. She has served in the non-profit sector for 15 years, serving on several local, regional and state non-profit boards, such as The Learning Disability Association of Maine, Homeless Services of Aroostook, the Northern Maine Community College Foundation Board and the Aroostook County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, among others.
Co-Founder, President (Exec. Board)
Vice President (Exec. Board)
Co-Founder, Treasurer (Exec. Board)
Secretary (Exec. Board)
University Credit Union
Country Farms Market
CEO, Mitchell Institute
Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe
Retired, Maine Community College System
President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce
Retired Executive Director, Fish River Rural Health
Retired President, NMCC
Retired Chancellor, University of Maine System
President, Thomas College
Retired President, NMCC and MSSM
President and CEO, MMG Insurance
Vice President, R.M. Davis
Retired President, UMPI
President, Husson University