Ruth was born & raised in the Chicago Illinois area and after attending college for a brief time, moved to the Pacific Northwest (Puget Sound area) to work as a Pharmacy Technician. During this time she met her husband Frank with whom they have raised two grown children and just celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. Ruth has always had a love for animals – from an incident as a teenager where she helped a mother duck with her ducklings cross a crowded Illinois arterial-to her two pets at home; she has always had a passion for animals. Her previous job gave her the opportunity to work with many local veterinary clinics and inspired her to get more involved in caring for animals. When Ruth is not at work in the Pharmacy at MPEH, she is outside in the early morning running. Those who know her well enough know that she is always running. 5k’s, 12k’s, 30k’s and half marathons have kept her feet moving forward. When she is not running, Ruth is usually out for a walk with her spastic golden retriever Macy. What’s next you ask? Well, it’s a toss-up: either a full marathon or skydiving. Go Ruth!