Ronald (Ron) Gibson Ron Gibson

Profile Updated: July 4, 2016
Residing In: Union City, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Susan Lin Pauley Gibson
Occupation: Teacher/Professor/Author/Business Entrepreneur
Children: Zachary Jayson Gibson Born: 04/25/1980
Joshua Adam Gibson Born: 02/02/1982

EDUCATION: Since leaving BHS, I completed my Bachelors Degree at ISU, my Special Education Teachers Certification at Western Michigan University; my Masters Degree at Central Michigan University, and my Doctoral Work at University of Wyoming.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: I taught at a lock up facility for Juvenile Delinquents from 1969 - 1975 and was a professor of education at Central Michigan University at Mount Pleasant, Michigan from 1975-1977; and from there joined the faculty as a Professor of Education at University of Wyoming in Laramie Wyoming from 1977-1981.
WORK EXPERIENCE: I left teaching to begin an entrepreneurial career as a multiple business owner. I opened and still own The Victorian Villa Inn; a premier Bed & Breakfast Inn in 1982 - present see: I also opened an antique lamp & lighting business in 1972-present called The 19th Century Lighting Co. see:
WRITING & PUBLISHING: I authored a book titled "19th Century Patterned Art-Glass Chamber Lamps" published by Schroeder Publishing of Paducah, Kentucky in 2009 - I am currently completing my 2nd book of Victorian Antique Lighting.
ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION: I am currently CEO & Owner of Main Street Properties; a commercial restoration company that purchases, architecturally restores, and leases Victorian Downtown Business Properties.

School Story:

I don't have many school stories except my friendship with Gary Eskridge, Bob Casali, and Dennis Smith. I always had an after school job that I had to go to as soon as I got out of school. I pumped gas for Owen's Gas Stations, washed dishes at the Los Amigos Cafe in downtown Bloomington (the original Bob Johnson's business location) had a window washing business and a janitorial business cleaning buildings in downtown Bloomington. Loved the time that I spent at school and loved most of my teachers - BHS was a great school to attend for high school. I thought the lunch ladies were terrific !

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Just going through fellow classmates profiles; very sad to see how many are no longer with us. Will be turning 70 on July 25 and have hopes to be around for many more years to come.
Had back to back hip replacement surgeries in '99 and back to back knee replacement surgeries in '13 and DaVinci robotic prostate cancer surgery in '14; hopefully I have been repaired and rebuilt for more years to come. Finally was able to achieve another dream of purchasing a downtown building and opening my antique lighting shop in 2008 (see photo below) and, Opened a brand new coffee shop (The Daily Grind) right here in Union City in 2012 that has become more successful than I could have ever imagined - never drank coffee myself until I was 31 years old but now I love the stuff (see photos below) Still own and operate my own Bed & Breakfast Inn (est. 1982) The Victorian Villa Inn (See Photo Below) After retiring from my professorship at The University of Wyoming in Laramie, I fell in love with entrepreneurship and business building. Now my two boys are both my sons and my business partners - life is good, life is sweet ! July 2016

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Jul 04, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Sandra & I became friends in Junior HIgh School - she taught me how to dance !


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Looking rugged - looking good !

Jan 21, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Best wishes coming your way - hope you've had a great life and hoping that your birthday is a good oneā€¦..

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