Ron Kaskus

Ron Kaskus is a life-long resident of Tunkhannock,PA, a retired teacher, and a freelance photographer. Ron graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in education and then spent his thirty-six year career teaching in California and Pennsylvania. He is a member of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and has received the Wyoming County Environmental Educator of the Year Award.

He has been involved in photography for over thirty-five years and enjoys spending a large part of his time exploring northeastern Pennsylvania, trying to capture that perfect image. This self-taught, grandfather of five, possesses a strong desire to improve his photography skills, and most of all, have fun doing it. Without the support and encouragement from his wife Donna, his second career would not have been possible. It takes a large commitment of time and money to produce the kind of images Ron can be proud of, and Donna has been with him every step of the way. His close friend Pat Moyer has also played a large part in his endeavor, offering suggestions and new ideas and giving that extra push when needed.

His body of work includes images from the Alaskan Interior and Inner Passage, the Grand Canyon, the sandy beaches of Mexico, the rain forests of Central America, islands in the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, the Panama Canal and the rocky shores of Maine and eastern Canada. Ron has also been tutored by National Geographic's Peter Boonisar, a renowned California-based professional photographer and instructor. Ron’s pictures have been featured through the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance at the Weigh Station in Towanda, The Philip Hone Gallery in Honesdale, Lizza Studios, Seasons Restaurant, Mary-Go-Round Gift Shop, Creekside Gardens the Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery, and The Nimble Hill Wine Tasting Room, all in Tunkhannock. Ron has also been a featured artist at the ART EXTRAVAGANZA, the Tri-State areas largest and most prestigious art show, auction, and fundraiser at Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort in Hawley.