Ron believes his many years as a teacher gives him a unique view of helping people with their financial futures. Financial planning being truly “another way of teaching” is a theme in his philosophy. Ron understands that investing in the future is not just about finances, but also a part of a client’s emotional well-being.
An important aspect of Ron’s involvement with his clients is his belief that an advisor must determine the needs of a client before analyzing a possible investment. At Premier Financial, we value our clients, and will search diligently to secure the best fit for each individual who comes to us.
Ron’s brings valuable experience to his work with clients. After attaining a business degree at St. Cloud State University, Ron served his country in the US Army, reaching the rank of sergeant in the infantry during his two years. Following his stint in the military, Ron taught for 33 years at Little Falls Community High School, retiring in 2005. In addition to teaching, Ron coached Flyer athletes for 35 years. While teaching, Ron was elected to three terms as Mayor of the City of Little Falls. The experience and connections are valuable to him at Premier Financial. Upon retiring from the job as mayor, Ron became more active in volunteering in the community, serving in roles with the food shelf, cancer fundraising, and other community not for profit organizations.
Ron and his wife, Connie Thorsland, have lived in Little Falls for the past 43 years. They have two children and one grandson living in the Twin Cities. They enjoy reading, gardening, golfing, visiting with friends, and playing table games.