Founder and President
A native of Emporium, PA, Ron has been in the lumber industry since graduating from Williamsport Technical Institute 1963. He began working at Mallery Lumber Company for Bob Mallery, Sr. in 1965.
In 1982, Ron purchased Deer Park Lumber company in Tunkhannock, PA. Deer Park Lumber is family owned and operated for over 35 years. The Pennsylvania Wood Mobile program started in 2002. This program provides education across the state about forest resources and has had over 1.8 million visitors. Deer Park Lumber donated the truck and trailer for the Pennsylvania Wood Mobile program and continues today to be an active supporter of the program.
Ron has a long history of service and leadership for various organizations. He has been director and chairman of numerous lumber and conservation outdoor groups. He continues to be an active and life member of many of these organizations. Ron continues to serve as President of Deer Park Lumber and Emporium Water Company.
Having a lifelong passion for the outdoors, Ron and his family of Emporium and Tunkhannock, PA founded CCOYA in 2010. Ron continues to devote much of his time to the organization’s success and growth. Ron is married to Kay Ann and they have three children: Ryan and Matt Andrews, Vanessa and son-in-law Dan DiMeolo, and two grandchildren Dinah and Drew DiMeolo.
Taylor Gillette is a local talent who will no doubt continue CCOYA’s energy in meeting the organizations mission. Taylor is a graduate of Cameron County High School and holds an Associate’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State University. He served his post graduate internship with the Cameron County Conservation District which led to his recent position as a Resource Conservation Technician with the Elk County Conservation District before joining CCOYA.
Taylor is no stranger to the outdoors or wildlife conservation; one can comfortably say he was tailor made to be Managing Director for CCOYA. His passion and hobbies include archery, hunting, upland bird hunting with his dog, Hank, fly-fishing and birding, along with other outdoor activities.
board of directors
Ryan Magaro (Board Member) and his wife Brandi from Emporium, PA are a lifelong residents of Cameron County. Ryan works as an Applications Engineer for an Industrial Supply company supporting the manufacturing industry. Ryan and Brandi, along with their 3 children, have been involved in the community in various capacities. They perform honeybee educational program for some of the Pennsylvania State Parks, in local school systems, and through the Andrews Farm with CCOYA. Ryan is a Rotarian, Chapter president of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a juries PA WILDS artisan, and member of many other local groups and organizations. Ryan enjoys the many opportunities for fishing, hunting, and hiking the Cameron County area provides. He likes to give back to the area youth because of the positive influence mentors had in his childhood and who passed along their love for the outdoors and our hunting heritage.
Richard Lochen, Cpa
Richard Lochen has over 25 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton and is a founding partner of Lochen & Chase, PC. Outside of work, he is a Board member of The Community Foundation, and Nicholson Volunteer Fire Company.
Gordon Chase, CPa
Gordon Chase is a founding partner of Lochen & Chase, P.C., and a graduate of the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant’s certification in 1990. He has worked in Tunkhannock for over 20 years, first with Daniel Kenia P.C. then buying the practice in 2004. He enjoys golf and his grandchildren.
Jeanne is a prominent attorney in Cameron County. Her expertise is in family and business law.
David is a retired business owner.