Ron, selected as the inaugural Poet Laureate for San Diego 2020-2021, has taught poetry for the past forty years. Since moving back to San Diego twelve years ago, Ron has taught classes and workshops in poetry for San Diego Writers, Ink and the Encinitas Library. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Master in Fine Arts, Poetry in 2016. His book, Miss Desert Inn, was the winner of the 2015 Main Street Rag Poetry Prize and was published in the fall of 2015. He has been widely published in journals.