Ruth graduated from the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, and has completed numerous courses of graduate study in the field of auctioneering. She regularly studies bid-calling with several International Auctioneer Champions, including Renee Jones, JillMarie Wiles, Spanky Assiter, Shannon Sewell Mays, Paul C. Behr, Barbara Bonnette and Amy Assiter. She has completed an extensive class in Personal Property Appraisal and the Uniform Standards of Property Appraisal Practice, and a number of in depth courses in the field of Benefit Auctions.
She is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, the Maine Auctioneers Association, The American Quilters Society and the American Quilt Study Group. She regularly assists other local auctioneers, and participates daily in Benefit, Appraisal and General Auctioneering forums and networks.
Before immersing herself in the exciting world of Auctioneering, Ruth was a news broadcaster and magazine editor, international commercial balloon pilot, and later a real estate developer. She is a self-confessed failure at retirement.