Go-getter, connector, planner of all projects big and small. Ruth brings a lifelong joy of connecting through conversation, and enthusiasm for projects that create positive community change. Originally from the Bay Area of California, she moved to Missoula in 2010 to pursue her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Since then, she has gathered over ten years of nonprofit experience ranging from outdoor education outreach to food security fund development, as well as her MBA, which was motivated by wanting to close the gap between two traditionally opposing fields. When she’s not in the office, you can find her in her community garden plot, running through the mountain trails, or hanging out with her two bunnies.