Dr. Ron Ross says, "Too many people feel discouraged, overworked and underappreciated." His popular weekly columns are written to restore a sense of optimism and vitality to people who are stressed, exhausted and bewildered. They have been read and heard by hundreds of thousands for over 10 years in newspapers, on blogs, in YouTube videos and on broadcast and Internet radio. He is a world traveler, author, publisher, speaker, and radio personality. He resides in Loveland, Colorado, USA.
Ron Ross' first job was as a newspaper delivery boy for the Omaha World Herald in Council Bluffs, IA. He earned his first byline front-page story as a writer for his high school newspaper.
After high school, he entered college and graduated from Nebraska Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965 and was called to pastor Glasco Christian Church in Kansas, and then took his wife and two children to Zambia (in central Africa) for seven years in service to his denomination as a missionary.
Upon return to the United States he served as pastor in churches in Nebraska, Texas and Colorado. He completed work for a Master of Divinity Degree at Creighton University and a Doctor of Theology degree at Biblical Life College & Seminary.
He wrote the book, "Your Family Heritage, a Guide to Preserving Family History," which was considered one of the seminal resources for oral history taking. He has lectured often on the subject for the Colorado Historical Society.
He has written numerous articles for a variety of periodicals, been a columnist for his county newspaper and active in his community in a variety of ways.
He was the owner of Tidbits of Douglas County (Colorado), an entertainment weekly that he sold after 13 years. He serves as the "Dean" of Tidbits University, a three-day program that teaches new publishers how to publish a successful Tidbits paper in their communities. Dr. Ross wrote the training program and taught new Tidbits publishers for several years.
Dr. Ross and journalist Susan Carson Cormier co-authored the only book ever written specifically for active and aspiring citizen journalists, "Handbook for Citizen Journalists." It provides citizen journalists with the help they need to write, produce and publish news about their local communities.
Presently, Dr. Ross and his wife publish Tidbits of Greeley Colorado and he is the host of the weekly radio show, "Tidbits Radio," broadcast on 1310KFKA -AM, Greeley.