After completing an MSE undergraduate degree at the University of Florida Ron worked in scientific equipment sales and product management for JEOL, Ltd., in New York, Silicon Valley and Austin, TX. After leaving JEOL, Ron promoted himself to a full-time dad role. This second, highly rewarding, career lead to a great deal of on-the-job training, extensive volunteer work, and the development of some pretty serious cooking and laundry skills. Since his full-time dad title started sounding a little silly after his children entered college, Ron added more corporate advisory/mentoring work to his ongoing tutoring and volunteer work. Ron enjoys hiking & trail running, travel, and enjoying good beer and meals with friends and family.