Ruth is a native of New Castle, Indiana and a 1984 graduate of New Castle High School. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Communication Science with an emphasis in Broadcast News and a minor in Art History. She worked in the broadcast industry for several years as a reporter, on-air talent and copywriter. She continued in the non-profit sector in development, marketing and event planning, as well as environmental and post-secondary education. Having served in both for-profit and non-profit operations, Ruth is eager to serve in this amazing opportunity where she can leverage positive change in Randolph County communities and throughout the regional area through the Indiana Arts Commission. Ruth loves hiking, swimming, travel, writing, music, cooking, theater, and design.