Jay sold his first boat to his sixth grade teacher, and has been an integral part of the family business since this first transaction. He worked at the Mattituck location throughout grade school; after earning his degree at Babson College, he returned to Strong’s, first running the marina in Southampton and then overseeing boat sales. Jay is an active member of the Strong’s Marine Board of Directors, and runs Laurel Crown Farms, a full-service horse and pony facility in East Quogue, with his fiancé Laura Beth.