Ron began his newspaper career in 1978 at the Chronicle Tribune in Marion Indiana. He moved to Tucson in 1981 where he has worked at the Daily Star as a photographer, page designer and photo coordinator. He is a past Photographer of the Year in Indiana and Arizona. His work has also been recognized by the NPPA, Society of Newspaper Design (SND) and Arizona Press Club. His photographs have been published in Newsweek, Time, Chicago Tribune and Der Speigel magazines.