“I enjoy connecting with my clients and working together to find solutions to meet their needs. My personal and professional experiences have provided me a good understanding of the needs and concerns of my clients, and I want to utilize that skillset to assist others and make a difference in their lives.”

Ruthie graduated from Bradley University with a BS in Education and went on to receive an M.Ed  in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University.  She also holds several professional credentials including a specialty in instructional coaching.  Ruthie worked as an elementary school teacher in Skokie for many years, as well as the school Technology Specialist.  After taking some time off to raise a family, Ruthie has worked for the past several years as a consultant, assisting her clients with projects related to HR, operations, billing, insurance, benefits, employee onboarding and training, long term care insurance, and Veteran Affairs.  Ruthie also utilizes technology to manage multiple banking, investment, and credit card accounts for her business, household, and family members.

Ruthie resides with her husband in Northbrook and they are the proud parents of 21-year-old boy/girl twins.  She is excited to combine her personal and professional experience to assist MPB clients and help them feel confident and secure in organizing their financial and personal matters.

Her background includes:

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Master of Education, Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Work:
Owner/Managing Principal/Consultant, TopRate Services, LLC
Instructional Technology Specialist, Skokie School District 73.5
Substitute Teacher K-8, Skokie School District 68
Teacher 3rd & 5th grades/K-5 Gifted and Talented Education Teacher, Skokie School District 68

Volunteer Work: School District 31, Past President of PTC and Chairperson of multiple committees; Northbrook Community Synagogue, Feed a Family Project Volunteer

Passions: Ruthie loves to spend time with family and friends, cook, entertain and host for holidays, take long walks and bike.

How she makes a difference: Ruthie’s people-centric approach, organizational skills, and attention to detail allow her to provide peace of mind for her clients and help them feel confident and secure in organizing their financial/personal matters.