Ron was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He obtained his BA in business from the University of Alaska. Ron has been the President of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Nerland’s Home Furnishings, and the CEO of Tanana Valley Clinic. Ron has been a Rotary member for over forty years and has served as a Director of Northrim Bank. Ron joined the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation Full Board of Trustees in 1994 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He enjoys theater, downhill skiing, golf, and racquetball. Ron and his wife, Mary Lou, have five children.