Ruth is the Senior Vice President of Citi Community Development with 20+ years of experience in the financial services area—ten of those focusing on community development. Her skillset is a direct benefit to the Dakota Resources board, made even stronger by her desire to help shape the future of rural. Through her work at Citi and 30+ years in the military, Ruth understands the impact strong communities have on youth and families and is proud to be part of an organization that helps build those impacts. She lives on an acreage near Garretson where she connects to the rural landscape through organic gardening and is a proponent of sustainability and giving back. In her words, taking care of each other is what rural people do.