Ron was born and raised in the Yukon and is of Tlingit and Southern Tutchone ancestry; and has been promoting the Native culture of the Yukon for many years through his dancing and his art. He has been performing nationally and internationally for many years with performances at Expo 86 in Vancouver and Rendezvous Canada to performances in Taiwan, Japan, Austria and US.
He is also an established carver; with pieces in the National Museum in Ottawa. Ron has served on many boards and councils over the years and is a former board member of the Canada Council and was Director of Special Events of the first Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse. He is an active and enthusiastic promoter of First Nations heritage and culture and of Yukon tourism.