Ron Ponchione

Ron Ponchione
Building Manager

Ron grew up in California and came to Fairbanks fifty years ago. He attended the University of Alaska and he essentially hasn’t left. After getting a B.Ed in Elementary Education in 1969, he co-founded and directed Enep’ut Chidren’s Center, Fairbank’s first nonprofit daycare center. He has held a number of positions in Fairbanks’ non-profit organizations ever since. His interest in energy efficient building led him to initiate and director of the Low Income Weatherization Program in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Low Income Housing Rehabilitation Program for the City of Fairbanks. Stints as an Energy Planner at Tanana Chiefs Conference and a Coordinator at Adult Learning Programs of Alaska had him traveling to many Interior Villages observing and assessing living conditions of the residents. After six years Ron supervised Tukuvik, a group home for severely disturbed children. The last twenty-four years, Ron had his own business - building energy efficient homes, remodeling, plumbing and electrical work. His eight kids call him Dad and six that call him Papa. So life’s good!