Upcoming Events

Step 1 26th Anniversary Dinner

Eldorado – Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Step 1 Board of Directors requests your company at the Step 1 26th Anniversary Dinner and Award Ceremony. Join us at the Eldorado Resort Casino for a black tie dinner, ceremony, and guest speaker, Ron Drews.

All 26th Anniversary Dinner and Award Ceremony proceeds benefit Step 1, Inc.

From Inmate to Award-Winner

The life of Ron Drews began like many Reno natives. After graduating from Reno High School in 1981, Ron headed west, moving to San Francisco in 1988.

That’s when he hit rock bottom.

Ron was destined for an early death, heavily addicted to both drugs and alcohol. Then, he met an unlikely angel, the kind of angel that doesn’t descend from the heavens, but one that came from San Quentin. His name was Loui G and he changed Ron’s life forever.

Since meeting Loui, Ron’s found a new purpose in life: helping other recovering addicts find their own. Ron works with those struggling to take back control of their lives, connecting them to a greater sense of purpose and helping them find gratitude, joy, and a life through everyday service. His passion is helping people understand their contributions to life are meaningful; that what you say and do ripples through the lives of everyone, even those you might not meet.

Ron currently serves as President of Sweetwater Video where he provides technical equipment and support to productions such as The Voice, The Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Show, ESPN Studios, Star Wars, Tony Robbins Events, and more. He has won several Technical Emmy Awards for video display design.

Ron has 3 grown children and is engaged to be married this spring to his love, Kristianna. He is an avid hiker and surfer, pursuing both mountains and waves worldwide.

He served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and works closely with the Tony Hawk Foundation and MusiCares Foundation supporting and raising money and awareness for their causes. Ron and his fiancée currently reside in Thousand Oaks California.

The Step 1 Mission

“Serving the community by providing transitional housing and supportive services to adult men who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder and who seek to re-enter society as self-sufficient, responsible fathers, individuals and citizens.”

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