Ron has been a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church since 1980, the year he also began teaching instrumental music in the Carrollton School District.
Prior to coming to Carrollton, Ron received two degrees in music, served in the United State Air Force as a bandsman, and taught vocal and instrumental music six years in Savannah and Windsor, Missouri.
Officially retired from public school teaching, Ron continues part-time teaching band in the Brunswick School District. His adult children, Steven and Kevin, reside in Kansas City and in Carrollton.
Among his interests include reading, performing in the Marshall Philharmonic and Municipal Band, motorcycling, and driving his Miata.