Ruth Suhler grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from which she received her Bachelors in Psychology. She was recruited by UTMB to work on policy management and process improvement efforts, which moved her to Galveston, in 1992. Ruth is now retired and active in the Rotary Club of Galveston where she is a Paul Harris Fellow, a Past Club President, and currently serves as an Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5910.
Visiting the Botanical Gardens as a child in D.C., she was struck with sadness at seeing plants behind glass walls, in a museum. The ability to experience flora and fauna of our world in their natural habitat is why she chose to work with Artist Boat.
Ruth is married to BOI and avid golfer, Jerry Suhler. She and Jerry share their home with birds, cats and a dog. Ruth is also passionate about the arts and has performed locally in theatrical productions.