Ruth Seedorf

Ruth Seedorf serves as the Executive Director for Baby Bear Hugs and has seen this program grow from a solely volunteer program in Yuma County, Colorado to the 8-county, twenty-four-staff member program that it is today. With an undergrad is in Child Development and Family Relationships, parenting and helping parents understand child development is a passion for Ruth. She says: “I happened to be in the right place at the right time to become involved with Baby Bear Hugs and it has been a wonderful opportunity.” Discovering that she enjoyed working in the nonprofit world, Ruth received her Masters of Nonprofit Management degree in 2005. She has worked as a child development screener, served as a School Board Member, served as a member of the Colorado Home Visitation Consortium, and as Chair of the Board for Rural Solutions.  Ruth grew up next to the mountains in Longmont, but moved to the eastern plains of Colorado with her husband and discovered that the plains are unique and beautiful too. She and her husband have 2 wonderful children and 4 grandchildren.

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