Hi there, I’m Ronald.
Outdoor Promise Founder and CEO
I’m a life long learner and social entrepreneur looking to share my personal growth, passions and social entrepreneurship journey with the world.
A little bit about me…
My Other Half
Meet Ashley! My love and partner in good. We got married on August 3 of 2019 and are looking forward to a lifetime of travel and adventures together.
My passion is to share outdoor experiences with youth and their families to help create more environmental stewards and lifelong appreciation of the natural world. This mission drives our work at OP!
My day job is at Converging Strategies LLC, a consulting firm where we help our clients generate change that has a positive social impact. Converging Strategies helps optimize and automate operations, increase digital media presence, and develop online education platforms for businesses, non-profits, and the public sector.
Converging Strategies is engaged with the Janus Solutions team and the Passaic County Department of Human Services to support the Impact Passaic Collective Impact initiative in Passaic County New Jersey. My role is focused on the pressing Homelessness and Housing issues plaguing the county.
City of Newburgh Conservation Advisory Council
Environmental conservation is what drives my passion to expose youth and families to the outdoors. This inspired me to become a member of the Conservation Advisory Council for my hometown, the City of Newburgh.
Stewart Air National Guard Restoration Advisory Committee
The Stewart Air National Guard (SANG) Restoration Advisory Committee (RAC) was formed in early 2020 and holds public meetings review SANG’s environmental remediation projects, including the cleanup of Newburgh’s PFAS-contaminated watershed and drinking water reservoirs. I represent Newburgh residents as a RAC Community Member.
Appalachian Mountain Club
Have I mentioned I’m a volunteer instructor for the AMC Youth Opportunities Program!? What better way to grow the #getoutdoors movement than helping youth workers and teachers improve their outdoor program planning and facilitation skills.
I’m always looking for a new challenge. I joined the Board of Directors of the Downing Park Planning Committee to help steward this precious resource in Newburgh, NY and increase community access to our local park. Fun Fact: I got married in this park!
I was Director of Operations for the GCSEN Foundation and still provide support as a consultant. They teach college students and adults how to turn their passion into a viable social enterprise. Social Entrepreneurship is a powerful force for good as more people find innovative business models that make money and have a positive social impact.