Ruthell was born and raised in Wenatchee, WA, and lives in Walla Walla today. Before coming to Communities in Schools, she worked with Educational Service District 123, working and supporting children with disabilities and their families. 

“I am excited to be with CIS  because I had someone in my childhood that was always there as a support and I want to be that person to so many other children,” she says.

Outside of work, Ruthell enjoys traveling with her family.