Ruthie joined United Way of Allen County in October 2012 and is currently the Director of Community Initiatives. Ruthie was born and lived most of her childhood in West Africa. She attended Taylor University Fort Wayne, completed a semester abroad in Lithuania, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communication. She and her husband Adam have a beautiful daughter named Emmylou, a cat named Matt Damon, and a dog named Puckett. Some of Ruthie’s favorite activities include hiking, yoga, and attending live concerts, especially The Avett Brothers.