Our Founders

Ron Cougler, Co-Founder

Ron was a high school teacher for 30 years, teaching all levels of students from Grade 9 to OAC.

He holds a Principal’s Certificate from the Ontario Ministry of Education and has given workshops across Canada in connection with two high school texts he has authored. For the past six years, he has been pleased to help build STEM Camp into a province-wide summer awesome learning adventure for children. And he is anxious to see the STEM Camp Foundation play a helpful role to finance STEM projects for elementary school children to lead them to the spectacular world of STEM related careers when they grow up.

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” 

– Nelson Mandela


Kevin Cougler, Co-Founder

Kevin has been an entrepreneur with a social purpose for his entire career. While creating businesses in the Information Technology sector since 1994, he has also purchased and operated businesses in the healthcare and engineering sectors. His not-for-profit experience began in 2005 with Partners In Research, a London-based Canadian charity where he held the Executive Director position from 2012 to 2015. In 2014 Kevin founded the not-for-profit venture, STEM Camp, and has been serving as its Chief Executive Office since 2015. STEM Camp was created to help encourage children to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of study and, under Kevin’s guidance, has inspired over 30,000 children since its inception.

“I am very excited about the STEM Camp Foundation. In 2017 we conducted STEM workshops in over 200 classrooms in Ontario. The results of these visits clearly showed that teachers needed additional resources to help them prepare and execute STEM-based programming in their classrooms. The STEM Camp Foundation was created to help address this need and serve to inspire students in the K-8 system. I’m very much looking forward to seeing and hearing about some of the wonderful ideas our future generations will have.”

– Kevin Cougler