Ron has edited both interpretive and technical publications.
And is a skilled and experienced meeting facilitator
Ron has the interpretive experience that clients are looking for.
For 16 years, he worked as a national park ranger and interpretive specialist at Independence National Historical Park and Tuskegee Institute National
Historic Site. For five additional years, in the park service’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, he worked on a daily basis with staff from historical,
recreational, and natural parks as well as with the NPS’s Harpers Ferry Design Center.
Since founding Compass in 1994, Ron has continued to consult for the NPS, completing interpretive plans for more than three dozen national parks.
He currently divides his time between planning and interpretive media development. He is an accomplished meeting facilitator but also actively plans,
writes, and edits text for museum exhibits, websites, and brochures
Ron Thomson’s portfolio is a balanced mix of planning and media development.
Ron has facilitated and drafted more than three dozen interpretive plans for historical, recreational, and natural units of the National Park Service. Park
projects include Little Bighorn, Appomattox, Jamestown, Yorktown, Cape Cod, Klondike Gold Rush, and Mount Rainier.
In addition, he has helped prepare interpretive plans for more than a dozen non-NPS clients including the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, and the New York State Canal Corporation (Erie Canal).
He has completed interpretive trail sign projects for more than a dozen clients and has written exhibit text for subjects as diverse as Magna Carta, German
immigration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Walter Cronkite, the siege at Vicksburg, free Blacks, forensic science, and Yogi Berra.