Hintermeister has served on the TAB board of directors for nine years. "I joined the TAB board because one of the most outstanding members of my community asked me to: Ron Gilmer. I serve to continue his undying and relentless quest to educate the public about this disease. My goal is to play some small part in the worldwide irradiation of AIDS," says Hintermeister.
Passionate about many varied subjects, Ron worked as research diver traveling the world to study jellyfish, prior to attending the Culinary Institute of America in San Francisco. While living in San Francisco he served as the kitchen manager at Project Open Hand, feeding 1800 AIDS clients every day. Ron then discovered Telluride and helped Chuck Kroger and Kathy Green start BONE construction in 1980, and moved to Telluride full time in 1991. He has been involved with TAB since its inception in 1994.