About Ron Sasso
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Story, Seger & Soren with Vadym Kholodenkom, the best
pianist in the world! He was fantastic in concert at the
Performing Arts Center.
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 full
time real estate agent he teaches at the Black Hills School for Real Estate. He is
also a licensed professional counselor but does not work as a counselor other
than occassionally presenting at conferences and helping his real estate clients
through the typically stressful time of buying and selling property.
He has won Coldwell Banker's Outstanding Customer Service Award multiple
times. He has also won Coldwell Banker's Bronze Society Award for his sales
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
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
In 2017, 2018, and 2019, 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 and then presented on
dealing with being newly diagnosed and the adjustments and emotional upheaval
that takes place.
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 former long time 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 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 five half marathons. Currently
he is focused on running half marathons. He is a member of the Black Hills
Runners Club and is the race director 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. 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.
Wellfully 10k, Grand Master Winner 2017.
The Fools 4-Miler, 2017 (Ron was the race director).
Ron Sasso - Real Estate Professional
Ron with Olympic snowboarder and brain injury
survivor Kevin Pearce at a brain injury converence.
Ron with two of his children, Story and Seger at the Deadwood
Zombie Run (and zomies in the background).
Ron as part of the "More than Systemic Scleroderma" ad campaign