This month, HarborChase is proud to highlight an outstanding associate at our HarborChase of Plano community, Ron Prater! Ron took the time to share a brief look into his life and describe some of his exceptional accomplishments for us to share with our readers!
Although Ron works at our HarborChase of Plano community in Texas, he was originally born in Oroville, California. He says that his parents still live in Oroville, while his younger brother moved to Canada to work in the gaming industry at Electronic Arts (EA).
Not only is Ron an excellent associate, but he’s also a United States Army veteran! He honorably served 22 years in the military, and he is very proud of his contribution. He explained that he was deployed overseas in Saudi Arabia for the first time when he was 18 years old, which gave him a view of the world outside of the United States. During his time in the military, Ron visited over 40 countries on three different continents! On top of that, he has deployed a total of seven times and was injured in combat. Ron retired from the military when he turned 40 after a lengthy, rewarding career and honorable time of service.
A Rewarding Career
Even though Ron thoroughly enjoyed his time in the military, he loves working at HarborChase because he says it is one of the most rewarding careers he’s ever had. He is currently a shuttle driver at HarborChase and frequently spends his day sharing stories with residents as he transports them where they need to go! He explained that his favorite parts about his job are that he has the opportunity to take residents to places they enjoy, and he visits some pretty exciting locations on the excursions with his passengers!
Ron told us that he has a great deal of fun on the outings and he said that one day, he and the residents almost missed their scheduled lunch because they were all having such a wonderful time together on the group outing. He says that the time that he spends with residents is fulfilling and full of enjoyment!
We appreciate everything that Ron has done for the residents at HarborChase, and we know that he is a fantastic associate to have in our community. We thank him for sharing his incredible story. If you see Ron around the neighborhood, be sure to say hello!
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