Ronald Stiles was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised predominantly in a small Kansas cowtown, Corbin. Corbin had a population of about 60 people, and Ronald often jokes that that included skunks and opossums! He attended a grade school that had 18 students, 2 teachers, a cook and a janitor. His most enjoyable moments were fishing with a childhood friend at a nearby creek, catching perch, catfish and crawdads.
Upon graduating from Caldwell High School in 1972, Ronald enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard nuclear submarines. It was an interesting coincidence that this Oklahoma native ended up spending 3 years on the nuclear submarine, USS Will Rogers, named after the famous entertainer also from Oklahoma. After leaving the Navy, Ronald spent the next 18 years working in the nuclear power industry where he worked on nuclear systems as well as writing training materials and teaching classes on nuclear power plant operation. During part of this time he also provided assistance to nuclear security staff, helping with security analysis to better safeguard a nuclear power plant.
Ronald left the nuclear industry in 1996 and started a new career in the Information Technology industry, specifically as a project manager for a company developing smart card applications for the Department of Defense. This was a career that took him all over the United States, including Hawaii, and even to the far reaches of the Middle East. In 2005, Ronald co-founded and became President and CEO of G2iD, a technology company that developed security products for making online transactions safe from cyber attacks. Over the past few years he has been working as a Proposal Manager for a major defense contractor and currently resides in Virginia Beach.
From his early childhood, Ronald has had a passion to write as well as dabble in the martial arts. In 1983 he attained a lifelong goal of earning a black belt in Wado Ryu karate. In 2000 he published his first novel, “Whispering Wind”. He describes creative writing as a terrific way to unwind after a day of hard work. In 2004, his second novel, “The Black Queen”, was published. He has always carried the conviction that the body is best healed by natural means, but it wasn’t until he met Irmina Santaika, later to become his wife, a practitioner of Energy Healing, that he began to fully understand and appreciate alternative medicine. After serving over 15 years as a medic on rescue squads, he came to realize that people generally create the circumstances that lead to illness.
At the moment, Ronald pursues his passion for writing and audio book narration, as well as managing a proposal department for a ship repair company. He also enjoys working with Irmina, supporting her efforts to provide alternative treatment, specifically Healing Art for Whole Family.