Ron was raised in Bakersfield, attended local schools and worked in the Bakersfield and Taft areas for 43 years, all in the field of Information Technology. Responsibilities included business computer programming as well as the management and support of mainframe systems, local-area networks (LAN), wide-area networks (WAN), videoconferencing infrastructure, telephone systems and data center power. During this time, he worked for both public and private employers including Tenneco West, City of Bakersfield, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bechtel Petroleum Operations and the Kern Community College District (3 colleges, 10 sites).
“I met my wife Carol in 1974. We married in 1975, raised 3 daughters and are now the grandparents of 2 granddaughters. Carol worked as a teacher in both public and private schools beginning in 1973. We both retired in 2017. Over the years we attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where I served as a deacon and an elder, Calvary Bible Church (served as an elder) and Laurelglen Bible Church. We are currently members of Country Oaks Baptist Church.
This year, 2022, is my first year on the board of Heritage Oak School. The mission of Heritage Oak School is to serve Christian families by discipling their children in the Christian faith and also by providing high quality education. I believe a Christian worldview is essential for a proper understanding of the Lord and the world He made. The education provided by Heritage Oak will give the students tools which will enhance their ability to share the Gospel as well as to deal with the issues they will face as they make their way through life.”
One of Ron’s favorite Scriptures is John 6:67-69 which says, “So Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you want to go away as well?’; Simon Peter answered him ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God'”.
“To me this Scripture says that if we turn away from Jesus and follow another path then we are lost, both spiritually and intellectually. My hope is that the students receive an excellent education and also come to realize the truth of this Scripture through their experience at Heritage Oak School.”