Ron was raised in Berea and is a member of the Berea High School class of 1966. His undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1970. He had minors in Mathematics and Astronomy. From June , 1970 through December, 1977 Ron was a teacher for the Cleveland Public Schools. He taught Science and Math at Central Jr. High School from 1970-1975, then served as a resource teacher at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History from June, 1975 through December, 1977. From January, 1978 through February, 1981 Ron served as the Curator of Education and Planetarium Director for the Kalamazoo Public Museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ron returned to Ohio and entered the IT field. From 1983 through 1992 he worked for several software development firms. In 1993 he joined the Center for Pathology Informatics at the Cleveland Clinic as a Systems Analyst. He retired from the Clinic in April, 2014. Ron received his Master of Ministry from Masters International School of Divinity in February, 2013. He was ordained to the Ministry by Heritage Congregational Church on October 5, 2013.
Ron is a musician and an avid sports fan, especially baseball, the PBR, and NASCAR. He and Bev have been married since October 6, 1984 and have a daughter, Lauren. Ron also has a son, Jim from a previous marriage. The family also has three dogs and three cats. Ron and Bev have four grandchildren. Mic. 6:8 and Col. 3:23-24