will find stuff about myself, my family and the things I love to
President and founder of Confluence Internet Services Inc. a technology web development
design company. I am also the founder and creative genius behind
www.adventuresports.com a web site I created in 1995. It gets over one million
visitors a month. It was on-line with my first commercial web site 10 months
before Bill Gates had even seen the Internet. I have developed over 40,000 Web
pages for over 400 companies. Ron was the cofounder and Executive Vice
President of Technology and Design for OutdoorMind LLC. In addition his recent
evolution on the Internet is
www.OutdoorTrips.Info a site where you can find outdoor
vacations and trips, and www.OutdoorTrips.Biz where you can sign up for marketing of
your trips. I have just purchased
for outfitters to raise their PageRank and drive more traffic to their
Ron has started 13 companies and all are still in business except two today. Ron's major in college was fine art and
marketing. In 1964 he painted a series of paintings with IBM computers in them
predicting the future of computer use. Ron is a veteran recreational educator
since receiving his State of California teaching credential in 1979. He is a
former owner of a whitewater raft company on the South Fork American River, a
canoe and kayak shop (the largest paddling school in California for 13 years)
and a mountain bike shop carrying quality high-end mountain bikes. Ron has been
an executive officer of the American Canoe Association, an honored dealer for
Old Town Canoe Company, a certified A.C.A. Paddling Instructor, and he was on
the board of the Eppies Great Race (the oldest Triathalon in the world) for 13
years after taking first place in 1978. Ron has written articles and produced
some of the first educational safety information on paddlesports. He has been
involved in river conservation issues since the 1970's. His education in
computers started in 1985 and telecommunications has been a special interest.
He has continued his computer education at U.C. Davis. He has enjoyed many
domestic and foreign trips doing Nordic skiing, backpacking, hiking, paddling
and biking. Ron has been there through the evolution of canoes, kayaks, (ABS
plastic, rotomolding and foam core-Kevlar/Carbonfiber) and mountain bikes
(friction shifting to full suspension). Ron's recreational specialty is
teaching water-fighting on raft trips. He says "If you are in my range, you're
gonna get wet."
Ron has led and participated in many whitewater rafting expeditions on the Green River in Utah, Salmon River in Idaho, Rogue River in Oregon, many California rivers and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Ron learned mechanics working at the Hayward Airport on aircraft such as P-51's, Cessenas and Piper aircraft. He has always been interested in classic cars and has restored a 1972 Pickup and his recent love a 1957 Plymouth convertible like the one he had when he graduated from Tennyson High School in Hayward California.
Ron helped develop the first film class at Chabot College and does professional video production of his whitewater rafting adventures and for his clients. He has a studio and sound both for voice overs in Roseburg Oregon where he plans to retire on the North Umpqua River.