Ron Mallory has a master's degree in choral conducting from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in music composition from California State University, Long Beach. He teaches handbell classes at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, WA, directs the Rainier Ringers community handbell ensemble in Tacoma, WA, and serves as choir director at Living Word Lutheran Church in Puyallup, WA. Ron has numerous published compositions and arrangements for handbells and for choir, and has won composition contests sponsored by Bells of the Sound and Handbell Musicians of America. Ron also has professional experience as a piano teacher, jazz band leader, and studio musician. His non-musical interests include astronomy, reading, skiing, travelling, and the visual arts. Ron lives in Maple Valley, WA with his wife Emily and their daughter Vivian. A lifelong Christian, Ron is always working to grow in his relationship with God.