Ron has been Executive Director of SVT since 2003. He presided over the move to Wolbach Farm and is currently intrigued by the increasing opportunities technology affords SVT to preserve wildlife.
A nature lover since childhood with an early concern about habitat destruction, when Ron moved to Massachusetts in the 1980s and found himself living by the Sudbury River, he called SVT and asked, “How do I join?” Active ever since, he has lived near each of the rivers that are the subject of his book, The Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet Rivers: A Guide to Canoeing, Wildlife, and History.
Ron is an Illinois native and a graduate of the University of Chicago. He has been a teacher, a writer, and a filmmaker. One of his films, Hank the Cave Peanut, continues to be a whimsical favorite of children on the Internet.