Ron is a music educator and marching percussion specialist residing in the Portland, OR metro area. He consults and judges percussion all over the U.S. He is currently the percussion consultant to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District and is the band/orchestra director at Rosemont Ridge Middle School in West Linn, OR. He has served as percussion arranger and caption head for the Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, IA, as well as consultant, percussion arranger, and caption head of percussion with the award-winning Westview High School Percussion Ensemble, the award-winning Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from the 2003-2005 (2004 Division 3 Champions), and the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps. He has also worked with groups such as Grenada High School, Tupelo High School, Vicksburg High School, Southridge High School, the University of Mississippi Drum line, The Northern Lights Summer Marching Band, and Oregon State University Percussion. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1995 from the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Percussion Performance (minor in Computer Science) and attended the University of Oregon Graduate School for further studies in music education and percussion performance.