Ruth Swain

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Simply stated, Ruth converts dreams into reality. The impact of her efforts will be felt by generations to come. She works brilliantly with people from all socio-economic groups, is an outstanding speaker and presenter, and demonstrates the highest level of honesty and integrity.”

Why do you do what you do?

I am passionate about helping you achieve your dreams. Sharing positive ideas, energy and encouraging others who have a dream is the most rewarding thing on the planet! Most of us just need a bit of insight to take the next steps toward success. I also get to work at Mt. Hood SBDC with an amazing team that really cares about you and your business goals.


Ruth is a small business champion and award-winning marketing and design expert. She has supported entrepreneurs and business growth for more than twenty years. Washington Magazine recognized Ruth for outstanding business marketing.

Ruth has received more than 20 Awards of Excellence for marketing campaigns, writing, web, television production, print and branding. She holds an international CFRE certification for lifetime achievement in strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing.