Ruth, a native Californian, moved to the Mendocino Coast in 2010, and became a volunteer at Point Cabrillo shortly afterwards. After taking the training classes offered each year, Ruth has volunteered at Whale Festival weekends, been a docent for tour groups, and has worked as a gift shop docent.
She is also a volunteer at the Mendocino Community Library, helping to train new volunteers. She graduated from Dominican College in San Rafael, now Dominican University of California, with a BA degree and a teaching credential, and taught middle school and high school in Marin County. Ruth is a mother to three now-grown children and a grandmother to two girls.
Having helped to start three book clubs, her hobbies include reading, gardening and cooking.