Ruth Paquin Q&A with Ruth Paquin Where did you grow up? Neenah, Wis. Where did you go to school? I went to Neenah High School and graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha with a B.A. in English. What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to read (mostly historical fiction) and keep on top of current events. I volunteer once a week at the Bethesda Thrift Shop and with Literacy Green Bay. I'm a big Packer fan (and a stockholder). My husband Tom and I like to geocache (sort of like hiking combined with treasure hunting), spend time at our cabin up north, and travel. We've been to places throughout the U.S., Europe and the U.K, and a few spots in Asia. Why do you work in the nonprofit field? I have found it rewarding. I like being able to play a small part in having a positive impact on people and the community. I have been blessed with so much in life -- it makes me want to give back by volunteering and by working at a place that has volunteering at its heart. What’s something about you that not many people know? I've been to five Packer road games and they've won every one of them: at San Diego, Miami, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Tampa. I should go to more! If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Hands-down, it would be Italy. We've been there several times to different regions and it's one of the places we've enjoyed most. It's fascinating to experience the history that is around every corner. We like to explore cities both large and small, and we always combine lots of activity with some relaxing down-time just people-watching and letting the world go by. And of course, the food is terrific!