Ronald George Baker was born in Trenton Michigan only because it was the closest hospital to the small town of Flat Rock, located some 20 miles outside of Detroit, near Lake Erie.
Born to Nollie Waldo Baker and Hjordis Anserina Baker, Ron was their fifth and last son. His Father succumbed to a long battle with cancer when Ron was three years old. He was involved in the boy scouts. His mother remarried when he was ten however the marriage only lasted a short time.
His family relocated to Riverside County California when he was twelve. He continued with the scouts for a while, then later was involved in the Riverside County Sheriff Department Explorer Post while attending Rubidoux High School. After Graduation, Ron attended Riverside City College for a short time. However, the Viet Nam war called American citizens to join the United States Air ForceSo he enlisted. There, he served three years at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City South Dakota as a Security Police Officer. His final year was in Eskisehir Turkey with similar duties. During this final year in 1976, Ron attended Hartford College Connecticut.
After the parade when he returned and separated from the United State Air Force, Ron returned to his High School Job as a clerk at Alpha Beta Market working in Fontana. Next he joined the Jurupa Unified School District Police via the Riverside County Sheriff Department in 1976.
A consument public servant, Ron joined the California Highway patrol in 1977 and retired in 2004. The time with the CHP led him to work in Santa Ana and Rancho Cucamonga. He taught at the CHP Academy in Sacramento until he promoted to Sergeant in 1999. As a supervisor he was assigned East Los Angeles, Capistrano, and San Gongonio pass.
During his career he completed an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement.
He is married to Sharon Eileen Baker and has four children, Chadrick, Lacey, Mendora and Whitney. He was Ordained by the Universal Life Church in 2004. Presently, he volunteers with Inland Valley Nurses Association and provides Hospice services. Recently his family has been blessed with the late Adrienne Golden Stone’s daughter, Ruth Mary Stone, as the fifth child in our family.
Recently, Ron has decided to start Unchain The Tree, because the closing of his local Riverside collectives has left him feeling like he’s just been kicked.