My Background


Professional and Not-For Profit Work Experience

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Professional Careers

Ronka began his eclectic professional career working as a film editor at WGN TV in Chicago (1968-1969). From 1977 to 1983, he had become a technical consultant for a major international computer corporation where he first gained international recognition (1980) as the chief technical architect who pioneered one of the world's

first online global distribution systems and soon began presenting his technical design concepts internationally.

 

He was the founder and president of a North American consulting firm, Kaufman Group, Inc (1983-1999) with offices in Minneapolis, MN and Phoenix, AZ. He grew the firm from just himself to a staff of 35 engineers during this time with revenues approaching $4 million in 1999 when he sold it.​

 

He also was the founder of a small internet company (2001-2012) that provided consumers car reports about their autos and managed its activities with a subscribed user base that grew to over 600,000 users when he sold it in 2012.

Not-For-Profit Work

His not-for-profit work includes being elected to the board of an 850 family congregation in Tucson, AZ (2000-2003), and was asked to join the board of the Southern Arizona Jewish Community Foundation (2001-2004) with assets approaching $100 million.

 

While chairing the "Divorce Recovery, Inc" organization of Tucson, AZ  from 2005-2014, he co-facilitated 25+ ten-week Divorce Recovery Support Groups while engaging directly with over 300 individuals challenged by this difficult life event. He also was elected President of the International Coach Federation of Southern Arizona by his peers from 2013-2014.

After he moved to Ashland, OR, in 2017, he became active at his synagogue and volunteered to chair their Library, Adult Education, and Technology committees through 2019. He was recognized for achieving much success in his innovative ideas and implementation of them by fellow congregants. 

Community Volunteering

He remains committed to serving those "living in difficult times" by volunteering one evening a week at the Ashland Winter Shelter for the homeless.

Online Published Writings

Ronnie has already published on this website, perhaps 30% of his written personal life chronicles spanning almost 50 years titled. Labyrinth of Life Chronicles. He continues publishing the remaining memoirs of his past lives ... and new ones regularly.

He has also begun posting on this website as well, what he calls his Moments of Awareness Collection ... fresh Dimensions of Personal Awareness ... fascinating ideas that suddenly reveal themselves in his mind, one thought at a time.

Formal Education

  • 1966-67 University of De Paul, Chicago - Business Administration

  • 1969-70 Control Data Institute, Los Angeles - Computer Technology

  • 1975-76 University of Arizona, Tucson - Business Administration

  • 2008-09 Newfield Network, Boulder, CO - Ontological Training Program