Today: Wife and mom, Ruetschle, 37, has lived with her husband and kids since 1999 in Oakwood, Ohio, where for a decade she’s been a volunteer leader with a bible study fellowship in nearby Dayton, Ohio.
Personal: After graduating from Wenatchee High School, Ruetschle attended Western Washington University for two years and then transferred to Portland State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in business, marketing and advertising. In Portland, she interned with the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy to work on Microsoft and Nike accounts. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from University of Dayton in 2003 and later worked for a company that designs incentive programs for Fortune 500 companies. She now stays home with her kids.