Having been raised in Idaho and marrying into a New Mexican family, Ron has worn out the roads along the Rocky Mountains between Idaho and New Mexico. Prior to joining NMLC, Ron spent seven years focused on protection and restoration of Chinook salmon and steelhead habitat for The Nature Conservancy in Salmon, Idaho. Ron’s previous experience also includes fishing and whitewater guiding out of Salmon Idaho, wildlife research in Idaho and New Mexico, commercial real estate in Boise, Idaho and a small farm and ranch operation in Hondo, New Mexico.
Ron holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Idaho, a B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University, and an M.S. in Biology with an emphasis on Ecological Restoration from Idaho State University. Ron is based in Silver City helping NMLC establish a greater presence in the southern part of the state.