Ron received a B.S. in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University. He coordinated police recruitment for the Los Angeles Police Department and was a management consultant for KPMG before starting Omnimedical, a service and manufacturing company in the medical technology field. He built Omnimedical into a $40 million publicly held company before changing careers to practice law. His passion for pro-life ministry and adoption led him to focus on domestic and intercountry adoption law. Ron subsequently became the President of Nightlight Christian Adoptions where he developed the first embryo adoption program – Snowflakes. Although inactive, Ron remains a partner in Schmiesing Blied Stoddart & Mackey in Orange County, California. He now practices law in Colorado, primarily in the field of Estate Planning, and consults on all forms of adoption policy and law. He is also the founder and President of Save Adoptions, an intercountry adoption advocacy organization, and serves on the Board of Directors of Nightlight Christian Adoptions and Every Child Has A Name.
Ron was married to Linda for 52 years before losing her to cancer in 2016. He married Kay Brown, a fellow widow from his church, in 2019. Ron has 4 children and 8 grandchildren, including two children through adoption.