Ron has an extensive background working with children in various settings. Over the past ten years, he has served as a recreation and education supervisor for a psychiatric treatment center and special education resource aide at an elementary school. As a recreation and education supervisor, he planned and supervised activities to help middle and high school-aged students gain confidence and team building skills. In his role at a residential psychiatric treatment facility for emotionally disturbed youth, he oversaw the daily operations of the facility’s entire children’s unit. A dedicated youth and family advocate, Ron has prior experience working with the homeless population in Washington, D.C., having served as the educational services manager for a local shelter. Ron was the playground manager at D.C. General when the playground first opened. Having lived in Alaska, he embraced working outside in the elements! Ron worked with over 500 children at D.C. General’s playground, developing their gross motor skills, peer support and sharing. Ron is now the Playtime site manager for two hotel sites, where he enjoys serving children and their families.