Ron grew up in Mobile, Alabama and is one of more than two dozen family members to graduate from Auburn University. After graduating in 2001 with a degree in Supply Chain Management, Ron moved to Houston to start a career with Shell Oil Company. With an early move to Atlanta, he met his future wife (a proud Texas Longhorn), and they moved back to Houston to start a family in the Heights. From 2009 to 2013 , Ron served as President of the Greater Houston Auburn Club and has remained active with Club Leadership as a board member and golf tournament coordinator. Outside of work, Ron enjoys traveling and coaching his 4th-grade daughter (Aislinn) and 1st-grade son (Alden) in numerous sports throughout the year.