Dr. Julie Seton has taken on webmaster tasks for the Ernest Thompson Seton Institute. She is the youngest granddaughter of Ernest Thompson Seton and grew up living in “Seton Castle” on the outskirts of Santa Fe, NM. In 2015, she republished Seton’s autobiography and gives talks around the US on Seton’s contributions to youth education, Scouting, and nature studies.
Professionally, she owns and operates Indelible Enterprises, LLC, a small consulting company that provides communication-based services and training. For 18 years she worked as a contractor for the government managing programs in the areas of test & evaluation, modeling and simulation, and emergency response. She also spent 15 years teaching communication courses at New Mexico State University.
Dr. Seton earned her doctoral degree in Rhetoric and Professional Communication in 1996 from New Mexico State University. Her dissertation used Seton’s animal stories as an example of how nature writing can be analyzed for its ability to prompt readers to engage in social action.
Ron Edmonds served as the lead webmaster for The Ernest Thompson Seton Pages until 2017 and continues to assist. In this role, he maintains the site, adds content and responds to inquiries.
He has been a Seton enthusiast for nearly 45 years after first being introduced to Seton, like many millions of people, as a Scout. His fascination with Seton and his interest in history have combined to lead him to work toward the preservation of Seton’s unique legacy.
He has continued to be involved with the Scout program, having served for over 25 years on the executive board of the Chickasaw Council in Memphis, Tennessee. He served as an active Scout leader while his sons were in the program.
Professionally, he serves as president of The Principium Group, Inc., (www.PrincipiumGroup.com) a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm specializing in lawn, landscape and facilities services businesses throughout the United States and, more recently, internationally. He holds B.S.B.A. and M.S. degrees in accounting from Oklahoma State University.