Ron Thornburg

Ron Thornburg has been a lifelong hiker but his love for the trails became a passion when he and his family moved to Ogden in 1994. In 2011, he was asked to join the board of the Ogden Trails Network. To help raise funds for Ogden trail maintenance, he co-authored a book called Secrets of the Ogden Trails with David Owen and Michael Goodwin that was published in May 2015.
In 2014, he joined the Weber Pathways board as a way of showing his support for trails countywide. Thornburg is a member of the Weber Pathways Development Committee.
During his 38-year newspaper career, Thornburg worked as a reporter, editor, managing editor and Gannett corporate news executive before joining the (Ogden) Standard-Examiner where he was managing editor and circulation director. In 2010, he left the newspaper to become Executive Director of Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah. He retired from FCS in 2014.