A Love That Really Works with … Angelica Leon & Ray Mirzakhanian
Angelica Leon and Ray Mirzakhanian have shared a love for animals, family, and work for nearly a decade. The couple met during a real estate networking group where there was an instant spark between them. “I came with a friend and Ray and I ended up sitting at the same table. We were debating about something and he was determined to have the last word,” said Angelica. For them a battle of wits is what drove their infatuation for each other, but they would soon learn they had more in common. “My favorite things about her have always been her energy and personality she is such a social butterfly,” Ray said describing why he fell in love with his wife. “My favorite things about Ray are that he loves kids, animals and family, and he is very romantic; he brings me plants or flowers at least once a week.”
After several dates and a few years, Angelica and Ray discovered that their love for intellectual debate would blossom into a marriage. On December 12, 2015 they married and began building their lives together. Both Angelica and Ray come from large families and always enjoy throwing huge gatherings to bring them together. “Combined we have 22 nieces and nephews and 15 godchildren,” Angelica commented. They do not have children together, but Ray has a son from a previous marriage. When they are not celebrating life with family and friends they are working hard.
Both share a fondness for work. Angelica is a practicing attorney with a concentration in Business and Real Estate Law, she also holds her California real estate brokers license and Ray is the Broker for several Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services Crest Real Estate and has offices in La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland, and Burbank. He also has a lending and escrow company. “We love to work, we are both workaholics,” commented Ray. Aside from working they are very involved in the community and recently used their home for the Holiday Home Tour for the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. “We are strong believers in giving back to our community and always are willing to help out,” commented Angelica.
Together they live in Sand Canyon in a beautiful house with several acres to house their many animals. “We both really love being with our animals and hope to one day get more acres so we can rescue more, Angelica added. The two have rescued several animals to include horses, Nigerian goats, peacocks, chickens and so many more. “I have always loved animals and was glad to find out my wife loves them too,” Ray stated.
With nine years together they are happier today than when they first met. “My husband is a God-fearing man of faith who is hardworking, he is always even keeled, and kind and he never says no to me,” Angelica stated. As they plan for the future they want to continue doing the things they love like rescuing animals, spending time together and with family and traveling. “We went to Lake Arrowhead for July 4th and plan on buying a vacation home there because we love the outdoors.” Angelica said.
photos by Joie de Vivre photographie
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