Hi there, I’m Ronald.
Outdoor Promise Founder and CEO
Devoted environmental conservation advocate, strategic leader, and passionate champion for justice and equity.
A little bit about me…
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!
The Carbon Almanac
I am a proud contributor to The Carbon Almanac, a powerful tool to help us create change here and now. The Almanac guides us to understand climate change and make a positive and meaningful impact.
City of Newburgh Conservation Advisory Council
Environmental justice and conservation drive my passion for exposing 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.
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.
Conservationists of Color
Conservationists of Color is an affinity group for people of color who believe in protecting the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we love while creating healthy, thriving communities. I serve as a volunteer on the Marketing and Communications Committee.
Appalachian Mountain Club
I’m a volunteer instructor for the AMC Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership! What better way to grow the #getoutdoors movement than helping youth workers and teachers improve their outdoor program planning and facilitation skills?
Stewart Air National Guard Restoration Advisory Committee
The Stewart Air National Guard (SANG) Restoration Advisory Board (RAC) was formed in early 2020 and held public meetings reviewing 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.
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.
Converging Strategies was 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.