Ruthe has worked in a variety of business environments, including commercial and real estate development, construction, and hospitality, and has more than 15 years of experience in contract management and administration. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Portland State University, Ruthe earned her A.A.S. in paralegal studies from Portland Community College and has worked as a paralegal for a Portland law firm specializing in real estate transactions, land use, and corporate law. Ruthe recently joined Kittelson’s Business Services Department, where she reviews contracts for corporate and industry compliance and risk management. Outside of work, Ruthe can be found in her flower garden, watching the latest Netflix series, or reading historical fiction.