An Interview with Ron Miller, Epic Inkjets – Now Serving The Driftless Area!

An Interview with Ron Miller, Epic Inkjets
“People of the Driftless”

Now Serving The Driftless Area!

Tell us about what you do for work or your business, and how long have you been doing this?
Originally met the owner of Epic Inkjets through a mutual friend. We started to work together a few years ago and I recently got more involved as a partner with the business. Our CEO, Chris, originally was looking for an opportunity to raise extra money to help fund his son who has autism. The cost of healthcare and education for a special needs’ child is extremely high. He found a way to help with the cost and also help other small business owners by starting Epic. I work with him on National sales and sales force development as well as marketing and brand awareness. My location, being in the Driftless Area, concentrates on what is happening to the small business owner specifically in the Driftless.

We’re constantly making things better, faster, smarter or less expensive. Tell us about a recent project or problem that you made better, faster, smarter, more efficient, or less expensive.
We are currently trying to develop a better way for business owners to order ink and toner, we understand time is important and we’re trying to make it easier to fulfill orders.

What do you wish other people knew about you or your business?
The biggest thing we strive for is relationship building, we have a great product, it’s substantially less than what you would buy online or at a big box store, and we guarantee it.

Tell us more about Ron Miller

So, what’s your story? Where were you born? How long have you been here in the Driftless, What keeps you here?
Raised in southern California, moved here in 95.  Met my wife in California, she is from Wisconsin moved back here to raise a family

What is your best childhood memory?
I grew up in California, so my best childhood memory was probably skiing Heavenly Valley at as a young boy.  Growing up with a single mom, we spent every opportunity skiing all over beginning at age 4.  Somewhere there is a super 8 movie of it

How do you develop yourself outside of your work environment?
I’m an outdoor type of guy, love being in nature much more than a big city

If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?
Probably would of pursued my love for the ocean and become an oceanographer.

What are you most proud of?
All three of my children are wonderful people , so my wife and I did a great job.

What is your favorite music?
Since I grew up with a young single mom in the 70’s, I am a big fan of classic Rock, so Led Zeppelin is my all time favorite band.  It would have been amazing to have gone to one of those concerts.  I did see them play in Milwaukee several years ago

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
Bali, Thailand, do I need a reason ? So much to see and learn there , modern day shangri la.

If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
My camera, although I would need a battery and electricity, otherwise my camera, a compass and a backpack

What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why?
Probably my American History teacher, it was my favorite subject.  Too bad for him he was a Kentucky basketball fan, go badgers

What was one of your most defining moments in life?
Moving to Wisconsin, major change from California lifestyle

How do you spend your free-time?
As a Photographer

What was your most embarrassing moment?
We’ll leave that one alone

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?
I would have to say some time around the renaissance era, I love medieval castles

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
Possibly learning to fly, was always interested in aviation as a kid

What does a perfect day look like to you?
Sunny day, no humidity , somewhere on water, Lake or Ocean.

If you were to tell a friend to come and visit the Driftless Area, and they ask “Why” … what would you tell them?
Where else can you experience all four seasons and visit places that will treat you like you’re family.