Ruth began coaching for Gold Star in the spring of 2006, after competing as a compulsory gymnast and then as a member of our All-Star Cheer for six years. She then left and earned multiple degrees before returning in 2016. She has a Bachelors in Psychology and LGBT Studies from San Diego State, a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Santa Clara University, and is CPR, First Aid, and USA Gymnastics Safety certifications. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone that she has a secret candy drawer in her kitchen filled with Sour Patch Kids and Skittles.