Welcome! I'm Ron
Bold & Daring
Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, I was raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles, numerous setbacks, and many challenges is my life story in a nutshell. That has made me the man I am today. I am a bold and daring go-getter who believes that nothing is impossible. I have reached many milestones that people told me were unattainable.
Husband & Father
Introduced by close friends in July 1992, my beautiful bride said 'I do' in October 1993. We have two adult children, both out of college and working in their desired field of study. As empty nester's we sold our home and dramatically downsized. Currently, we reside in the waterfront Washingtonian-Downtown Crown area of Gaithersburg, Maryland. We love it here. It's a great place to call home.
It has been an honor to have served in key leadership roles within the non-profit community. I have extensive experience planning, directing and leading programs, seminars, workshops and large-scale outreach activities and events, including those that provide critical needs and services to the community. I have volunteered in the community since age six. I love people. I love community. I'm all-in.
"...believes that nothing is impossible.
With more than 30 years experience in the public sector, I currently serve in a senior management position overseeing multiple professional staff in one of the largest, most diverse, highly educated, and affluent communities in the US, populated by more than one million residents, just outside of Washington, DC. I have dedicated my entire professional career to serving the public.
This is where the rubber meets the road for me! It has been an honor to have mentored and provided peer support to hundreds of men and young men over the last three decades helping them unlock limitless confidence, build better relationships, overcome insecurities and fear of vulnerability, conquer loneliness, embrace feelings and emotions, and sometimes just become better men, a better boyfriend, better husband, better dad. Doing this thing called life, together, encouraging one another, inspires each of us to reach our full potential. I simply walk alongside other men, offering encouragement and sharing resources. [Read more]
"...help men unlock limitless confidence.
I began my public speaking career very early in life. In fact, my first television interview was before I left elementary school--yes, that's right--I was eight years old. On countless occasions for more than three decades, I have addressed groups of a few to crowds of thousands. Presentations are designed to be dynamic at every turn as I engage and inspire men to be involved in their community, dream big, live bold, lead well, and serve others. [Read more]
Pro bono Consultant
For more than a decade, I have served as a consultant utilizing my analytical, leadership, management, communication, organizational and critical thinking skills to make a difference in the community. I have assisted hundreds of non-profit and grassroots community organizations. I am dedicated to helping organizations start and or strengthen resources for men in their community. [Read more]
"...life motto is: Make A Difference.
I certainly enjoy having some fun. For one, I enjoy pranks--sometimes too much. Want to engage me in a roller coaster challenge? Let's do it! Skydiving? I'm in! The outdoors is my happy place. Some other fun facts: I've owned some sporty cars from American muscle to some fun imports. Currently, my daily driver is a Volkswagen GTI--if you know what that is, you know; if not, perhaps I just lost you, but that's okay. I enjoy having fun with family, friends, colleagues, neighbors--and with those whom I don't know at a car show, wine festival, or other community gathering. I enjoy doing life with others!
All-in-all, I am passionate about community and even more passionate about helping men thrive in community. I strive daily to lead with imagination, insight and boldness, presenting a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a shared sense of purpose. My life motto is: "Make a difference."
What's Your Story?
What are YOU passionate about? Click here to send me an email so that I may be able to offer encouragement. Let's grab a cup of coffee sometime and chat! Or if you're not in the area, we can chat via Facebook, FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. I hope to hear from you!