Our story

Michael Ray, is the founder of Smile Project Louisville, an organization created to affect attitude and behaviors thru smiling with strangers.As the oldest of 7, Michael has seen life take many twists and turns. After 20+ years in the tumultuous
mortgage industry, the death of a child, the challenges of a non- verbal special needs daughter and
divorce, this father of 4 acted on a once dreamt desire of inspiring others through small acts.This leap of faith has since turned into Smile Project Louisville.

Today you can find Michael’s daily
encounters with total strangers on several social media platforms with active followers all over the
world.He has been on numerous pod casts, news stories, radio stations and has recently ventured into
public speaking.
Michael Ray lives in Louisville, KY and can be found via smileprojectlouisville@gmail.com