Resources Professional and Consultant
Ron was born
the second to the youngest of a family of five Ė one sister and
three brothers. All of his family lives in
on both sides were German and French.
Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Welk, Fred Waring
here to see samples of some of his work.
Ron is an
avid bike rider. He rides about 60 miles each weekend.
Ron also likes to exercise by walking five miles each day. He loves to travel. See
his photo gallery to see some of the photos from his travels.
As a Master
Gardener, Ron spends many hours each week working in his gardens.
In Iowa, his beautiful cape
cod-style home was surrounded with a colorful cottage gardens and bordered with
a white-sculptured lattice fence. An
arched white lattice arbor with a sculptured gate invited visitors into the
gardens and framed the colorful view on the other side.
Old Chicago brick walkways, lined with marigolds and white alyssum,
offered a soothing stroll through the formal gardens, to the gazebo, water
gardens and waterfalls.
is another one of Ronís hobbies. See
his many colorful galleries of flowers, butterflies and gardens.
his spare time, Ron also does interior design.
Ron sang his
first solo at a second-grade school Christmas concert.
He began singing solos at school and church music festivals at a very
early age. In high school, Ron was
very active in theater and participated in several show choirs.
At the age of 16, Ron became the founder of a community theater in Jones County called Starlighters II Community Theater. He directed and performed in many of the
shows at the theater over the years. In
constant demand as a singer for weddings and funerals, Ron often sang for three
weddings during a weekend. He has
actually sung for 423 funerals and 402 weddings.
1976, Ron won a scholarship to perform with Fred Waring and the Young
Pennsylvanians and for the next three years, he attended Fred Waringís musical
education program at East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania. One of Ronís lifetime dreams came true when he auditioned
for Lawrence Welk and was asked to perform on some of the Welk tours in 1980 and
additional highlights of Ronís music career include performances at two
International conventions in Calgary, Canada and San Diego, CA; performance
at Disneyland; Opryland; Elitch Gardens; Six Flags Great Adventure; Kings
Dominion; Colonial Williamsburg; US Capital Building; and the MGM Grand in Las
and Theater Background:
Sang with Lawrence Welk in 1980 and 1981
Sang with Fred Waring and the Young
Pennsylvanians - 1977, 1978, 1979
Starlighters II Community Theater (Jones County Community Theater) 1974
Member of Starlighters II Board of
Directors for 11 years (President for 2 years)
the Iowa Community Theater Association Board of Directors
School Speech Association Certified Judge
4 Year Iowa
All-State Vocal Member
Founder and Director of the FMC Singers
Director of Movin
Director of The
Music Director at First Presbyterian
Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Director
of Adult Choir, Childrenís Choir, Youth Choir, Handbell Choir, Menís Choir,
Childrenís Worship Music Coordinator and Special Music programs at Lovely Lane
Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and at Gilroy Presbyterian Church in
the following theater productions: Show
Boat; Oklahoma!; The
Ordinary People; The
Foreigner; An Old-Fashioned Christmas;
Christmas Wish; The
Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe; Be
Deckiní The Halls; From
Our House To Yours; Home
Is The Hunter; I
Hear A Melody; 1940ís
Radio Hour; A Christmas To Remember; and To The Cross.
Sky Masterson in Guys
Ďn Dolls - Marion Fine Arts Council
Gaylord in Show
Boat - FMC Players, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Chorus in Show
Boat - Barn Players - Longbranch, Marion, Iowa
Johnny in 1940ís
Radio Hour - Starlighters II Community Theater
Curly in Oklahoma
- Starlighters II Community Theater
Joe Cable in
Pacific - Starlighters II Community Theater
various roles in Working
- Theater Cedar Rapids
Soloist in The
Moods of Christmas - Theater Cedar Rapids
Soloist in An
Old-Fashioned Christmas -
Starlighter II Community Theater
Soloist in The
Follies - Cedar Rapids Symphony (7 years)
Soloist in A
Christmas Wish - Starlighters II Community Theater
Soloist in From
Our House To Yours - Moviní Up! Kids
Soloist in To
The Cross and A
Christmas To Remember Ė Gilroy Presbyterian Church, Gilroy, CA
Roles in Fiddler
On The Roof, State Fair, Ask Any Girl, Jane Eyre, Plaza Suite, The Odd Couple,
Mame, The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly and Finianís Rainbow.
performance at Disneyland, Opryland, Elitch Gardens, Six Flags Great Adventure,
Kings Dominion, Colonial Williamsburg, US Capital Building, and the MGM Grand in
life can be what you want it to be. It
is never too late to do those things that are important to you.
So, donít put limits on yourself.
Reach for the stars. However,
before we can achieve the kind of life we want, we must think, act, walk, talk,
and conduct ourselves in ways characteristic of who we ultimately wish to
become. True success is loving what
we do so much that we are willing to do it for free, but doing it so well that
others are willing to pay us for it. When we do this, we put ourselves on the
kind of track we are meant to be on all along, attaining a type of peace of mind
achieved only as a result of enjoying who we are and what happens as a
consequence of it.