Ron is a Licensed Landscape Architect in Minnesota and California and President of Ron Beining Associates, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape (BLA 92). He has significant work experience in Minnesota, California, Hawaii and Montana in both Public and Private sectors.

Ron is an active member of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the HRC Twin Cities Federal Club as well as a supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has been Board member of WATCH since 2005 where he is involved in Development and Fundraising for the organization. The mission of WATCH is to make the justice system more effective and responsible in handling cases of violence, particularly against women and children, and to create a more informed and involved public. Ron is also a Board member of Project 515 where he is involved in Development and Fundraising and is a founding donor of the organization. Project 515 is a focused initiative with a specific, achievable goal: to insure that same sex couples and their families have equal rights and considerations under Minnesota law.

He lives in one of Minneapolis' grand old homes which he and his partner Mark meticulously restored from 2000-2004. He has one Step-daughter Danielle, and Mouse, Tasha and Angie as his current furry companions in life.

"As we approached our project we were looking for someone who would both understand our vision as well as bring their expertise to the project. Ron not only has fulfilled both our requirements but consistently rose above our expectations. Ron is the quintessential professional and landscape design maven yet at the same time a warm and friendly person–a rare combination. Our outdoor living space will bring great joy to our family." Brown Family