About Ron Sasso
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Ron Sasso is a trusted REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker Lewis-Kirkeby-Hall Real Estate. He is also a man of many different talents. He is the son of a fireman who was also an army veteran. Ron was raised understanding the importance of serving and helping people. He received his Bachelor's Degree in English from the College of New Jersey in 1988 and received his Master's Degree in Counseling from South Dakota State University in 1997. In addition to being a real estate agent he teaches at the Black Hills School for Real Estate and is also a licensed professional counselor and a certified brain injury specialist trainer.

Ron was highly successful in sales for a Fortune 500 company for five years before moving into the human services field and working for a non-profit agency. Ron has over 14 years of nonprofit business leadership experience. He was the program director of an out patient brain injury rehabilitation program. Under his direction, the program grew by over 400% and helped hundreds of people of all ages and all walks of life, recover from brain injury. Click here to learn more about brain injury.

Prior to his work on City Council, Ron Sasso received the Rapid City Citizen of the Month Award for his work with the homeless population. He worked extensively with the homeless population while working as the director of a brain injury rehabilitation program.

Ron founded the Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills in 2003 and co-facilitated this group. In 2017 he founded the Black Hills Scleroderma Support Group. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Rapid City Public Library from 5:30PM to 7PM. The group is free and open to anyone. Click here to learn more about scleroderma.

Ron has presented at various brain injury conferences throughout the region (including presenting at Mayo Clinic). He has presented on a variety of topics including sports concussions, brain injury through the lifespan, homelessness, emotional impact of brain injury, awareness issues, independent living, and several other brain injury topics. He has also done presentations on leadership development.

In July 2017, Ron presented at the Scleroderma Foundation's national conference in Arizona. He presented on stress management, which is a common challenge for people with autoimmune diseases.

Ron is a board member of the Humane Society of the Black Hills, an organization that finds homes for every adoptable animal. He is also a board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota.

Ron was a member of the Rapid City Public Library board (as the City Council Liason) from 2011 to 2013. There was a lot that happened during that time and many positive changes were implemented including the addition of filters to protect children from pornography. During his term he brought forward several ordinance changes to improve Rapid City (which passed unanimously).

Ron has also worked as a freelance writer and his columns have been published in The Rapid City Journal. He has also written eight feature-length screenplays (primarily romantic comedies) and has composed over 1,000 poems. To learn more about his freelance writing and to read samples, click here.

Ron has been married to his wife, Sue Sasso (who is a very talented artist and teaches art at the Dahl), since 1992. They have been blessed with three wonderful children: Soren, 20, Seger, 17, and Story, 14. All three are pianists, having taken lessons from Jim MacInnes (a Julliard graduate) from a young age (Seger is a drummer as well). The Sasso's have lived in the Rapid City area since 1992 and plan to live in Rapid City for the rest of their lives---this is home.

Ron is an avid runner and has run nine full marathons (two while wearing a bicycle helmet to raise awareness of brain injury) as well as four half marathons. Currently he is focused on running half marathons. He is a member of the Black Hills Runners Club and was the race director this year for the very successful Fools 4-Miler race. In addition to running, he occasionally plays racquetball and enjoys biking.

He has enjoyed acting and particularly enjoys Renaissance festivals with his children. He goes in costume and in character.

Ron is a Christian and his faith guides decisions that he makes. He is an active member of Rimrock Evangelical Free Church. Rimrock also has services in downtown Rapid City at the Rimrock Exchange on Saturday evening at 5:30PM.

If you have any questions about Ron, please do not hesitate to contact him.

To see Ron Sasso's curriculum vitae, click here.
Ron Sasso for Rapid City Council - Proven Leadership
Wellfully 10k, Grand Master Winner 2017.
The Fools 4-Miler, 2017 (Ron was the race director).