Ron's work focuses on dynamic forest management to create healthy, working forests that benefit birds and other wildlife, while meeting socio-economic needs for forest products. This includes conservation planning, active management, forester training, partnership building, and landowner outreach. In addition, Ron provides scientific leadership for Audubon Pennsylvania's many conservation projects. Before coming to Audubon in May 2018, Ron spent 21 years as Assistant Director of the Conservation Science Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Ron completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Chair of the International Wood Thrush Conservation Alliance and a member of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conservation committee.