Ron earned his Navy Wings of Gold as Marine Aviator in 1969 in Pensacola, Florida as a First Lieutenant. After four months of transition training in Santa Ana, California, Ron found himself in a front row seat of a Marine helicopter in Vietnam and was decorated for bravery in combat flight operations. Later, Captain Maines was a flight instructor in Santa Ana for Vietnam bound Marine pilots and graduated from Boeing’s Maintenance Test Pilot School for the H-46 Sea Knight helicopter.
He flew and led Mission Aviation Fellowship’s largest program in Indonesia and later led relief efforts for World Vision International in Asia and Latin America. Then, as President of Redlands Aviation Corporation, Ron expanded a ten-year-old aviation service company from five to 40 employees in a two-year period and developed charter flights and maintenance services to market both regionally and internationally.
Today, Ron owns a strategic leadership practice where he provides results-driven consulting to organizations and companies that struggle with major systemic change. He is skilled at integrating Biblical wisdom with organization excellence, and Ron brings over thirty years of leadership experience to his clients.
In addition to his consulting practice, Ron has taken time to lead an orphanage program turnaround in nine Romanian cities, initiate an airline start-up in the Philippines, and start a teacher training program in Vietnam. A three month assignment in 2002 as World Vision’s Team Leader in Afghanistan was especially rewarding.
Ron received a B.S. in Engineering from John Brown University, a graduate degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and completed additional studies in executive management at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. He has taught at two universities at the graduate and undergraduate level for over 24 years, specializing in organizational leadership and international operations, encouraging younger leaders in their work.
You won’t find Ron jumping out of his plane without a parachute, but Ron’s diverse and intense background give him a unique "can do" perspective. With over 7000 hours in the air, Ron is excited about flying around the world with Dave, a long time friend, to make others aware of what can be done for children in Africa.
A sixteen year resident of Redlands, Ron now lives on scenic Beaver Lake near Rogers, Arkansas and enjoys encouraging the ongoing success of his three married children, and their families. Ron's ground crew consists of: Carole.....patient spouse of 38 years. Jodie (daughter) and Carl Clements with Ruthie and John Mark in Lowell, Arkansas. Randi ( daughter) and Kirk Walters with Maia and Ellie in Washington DC. Maia (6) and Ellie(4)raised $150 in a lemonade and toy sales for Paw Paw and Mr. Dave's flight. Mark (son) and Jeanette Maines in Pasadena.
Dave Maupin received his Navy Wings of Gold as a Naval Flight Officer in 1967 at Corpus Christi, Texas as a Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade. Assigned to Patrol Squadron Eight at Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River, Maryland Dave became a Tactical Coordinator in the P-3 Orion (Electra) aircraft. Deploying to Bermuda and the Azore Islands for months at a time, Dave flew over 2000 hours in the Bermuda Triangle, searching and tracking Soviet nuclear ballistic missile submarines. (He claims he led the original "Hunt for Red October" following Soviet subs down the Icelandic Gap to their patrols off the East Coast of the United States!) The highlight of Dave's 8-year Navy career was teaching future Naval Officers at Stanford University NROTC from 1970 to 1974. Today in Redlands he still recruits patriotic scholar athletes at the local high schools for both NROTC and the US Naval Academy.
Today, as a Certified Financial Planner Professional, Dave and his wife of 38 years, Robin, own and operate Maupin Financial Services where they provide wealth management services to their individual and business clients. They have two married children, Joel and Kara and are active in their church, Trinity Evangelical Free Church.
Dave has been involved in the Redlands community during the past 30 years. He converted his Professor of Celestial Navigation skills at Stanford to become the Wizard of the Stars. He appears before students of all ages throughout the Inland Empire to teach star gazing. He is past president of both the Kiwanis and the Rotary Clubs and has received the Roy Coble Service to Youth Award and the US Small Business Accountant Advocate of the Year Award. In 2003 the local high schools honored him as the Compact Businessperson of the Year. He was recently saluted with the Redlands' Man of the Year in 2004, but Dave most appreciates the recognition his family has received: The 1985 Redlands Kiwanis Family of the Year and the 1997 Redlands Family Week Family of the Year.
Dave Maupin was born in 1944 in Shoemaker, California. He graduated from Oregon State University on a NROTC Scholarship in 1966 and later received his MBA from Santa Clara University in 1972. His long friendship with his pilot, Ron Maines, began when they attended men's Bible studies in the 1980's.