After graduating from the University of La Verne with a degree in Biology, Ron entered his second summer of training at the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and was commissioned an Ensign on November 5, 1971. After Viet Nam service aboard a Navy Destroyer and later an Aircraft Carrier, he ended his active duty commitment. Yet, three years later, he resumed service as an officer in the US Coast Guard Reserves and eventually retired after twenty two years of service.
In civilian life, Ron was a uniquely skilled writer, establishing himself for over 30 years as a marketing, public relations and fundraising professional for government and non-profit organizations. Early signs of a developing talent became evident in his early childhood as he began to distinguish himself as an engaging story teller, creative spirit and skilled communicator. Ron’s trained listening and discerning skills, along with his sensitive and caring demeanor, helped him to share his personal stories with humor and realism in order to engage his readers in a personal and meaningful way.