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HEY THERE, I’M RUTH!

And just like you, I wear a lot of different hats. I’m an author, podcaster and product creator. I’m a busy wife and mama, a small business owner, a daughter, sister and friend, and the founder of Ruth Soukup Omnimedia.

I originally started this company in 2010 as more of a creative outlet than anything else. As the mom of two toddlers, I was desperate to get my home and budget under control, and I found that writing about my own journey of trying to live well and spend less gave me the much-needed accountability that I needed to create real change in my life.

As it turns out, it was a journey that resonated with so many others, and over the years our community has grown to more than 1 million women worldwide, while this company has grown far beyond my wildest dreams.

These days our mission is pretty simple–to help you create a life you LOVE by providing practical tools & resources, along with the motivation to actually use them.

ABOUT US

Living Well Spending Less® is  founded on the idea that running our homes, caring for our families, managing our budgets, achieving our dreams, and CRUSHING our goals shouldn’t have to be overwhelming.

We provide practical solutions for overwhelm at home through simple recipes and meal planning ideas, time management tips, financial advice, and much more. Our goal is to help our readers spend less time on the things they have to do, so they have more time to reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

The Living Well Shop is a place dedicated to eliminating overwhelm in the daily lives of women. With our signature product, The Living Well Planner™, our goal is to inspire you to be the wife, mom, daughter, friend and PERSON you want to be, every single day.

We know you’ve got a lot of balls in the air and all of them are important. Our goal is to help you be intentional when planning your day, crushing your goals, caring for your family, and more. We offer you the best way enact change and eliminate overwhelm in your everyday life!  And not only that, we want to help you make this transformation a lasting one.

At our blogging school, Elite Blog Academy, we provide practical solutions for overwhelmed entrepreneurs who are looking for a comprehensive framework to help them establish a successful, profitable online business.

Through both these audiences, we inspire and equip a global community of nearly a half-million women on a weekly basis, creating tools and resources to help them get where they most want to be. In short, we help people live their dreams and grow their businesses by removing the obstacles that stand in their way.

And we LOVE what we do!

We believe that the secret to eliminating overwhelm is creating simple but effective systems that can be easily implemented.  We create impact in women’s lives by sharing these systems, as well as providing the motivation and inspiration to make them work.

Whether you are a mom, small business owner, or blogger, we want every woman we work with to feel empowered to make a difference in her world.

Want to dive deeper? Read more of founder Ruth Soukup’s personal story HERE.

MEET OUR TEAM

With a community of more than one million monthly readers, this business has blossomed far beyond what I could possibly manage all on my own.

Thankfully, I don’t have to, because I have these amazingly dedicated and talented people by my side. There might be bigger companies out there, but I promise you will not find a better team anywhere on earth!

Chuck Soukup

Chuck Soukup

LWSL Board of Directors President

Chuck is my amazing husband, the stay-at-home dad to our two beautiful girls, the packer of lunches, overseer of homework, master of laundry stains, and daily runner of a gazillion errands. In addition to sitting on the LWSL Board of Directors and helping with bookkeeping, he is the one who keeps me balanced and sane. We would be lost without him.

Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Chief Operations Officer

Laura is more or less the other half of my brain & she single-handedly keeps our entire team sane. A true leader to the core–from assisting with customer service to managing requests to organizing events & keeping track of the executive calendar–with grace & positivity. She also leads our team meetings & keeps all team members on track.

Heather Moritz

Heather Moritz

Director of Implementation

The first person I ever hired and still joins in on all the LWSL fun! Heather wears many hats including go-to tech girl, project manager and official fixer of all things!

Jayson Korthuis

Jayson Korthuis

Creative Director

As Creative Director, Jayson works with the design team to help create a consistent look and feel for all our graphics, web design, products, social media, videos, and more!

Natalie Orobellow

Natalie Orobellow

Content Manager

Over the years Natalie has worn a variety of hats here at LWSL, but none have fit as well as her current one!  She is responsible for brainstorming, coordinating, and overseeing the creation of all content for the Living Well Spending Less blog and weekly newsletter, as well as for developing new recipes, formatting posts, and overseeing guest contributors.

LaTrisha Sundquist

LaTrisha Sundquist

Shop Director

LaTrisha helps keep me organized & productive in a seamless and efficient way by handling all the details that might otherwise slip through the cracks. An important part of her role is to help eliminate and remove obstacles, and connect the dots.

Amanda Kadziolka

Amanda Kadziolka

Project Marketing Manager

Amanda is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of our Elite Blog Academy® blogging course and our blogging community.  This includes everything from updating and supervising all elements of the EBA course, managing the EBA affiliate program, and overseeing all other blogging-related products.

Jessica Bowman

Jessica Bowman

Director of Growth

Jessica is responsible for managing and overseeing all social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.  She also answers questions, responds to comments and stays engaged with all of our LWSL readers, shop customers and EBA students. Publicity requests can be sent to jessica@lwslinc.com.

Maggie Murphy

Maggie Murphy

Customer Service Specialist

Maggie is my customer service aficionado for the Elite Blog Academy® and our blogging community. She answers questions for all things EBA related and works closely with our EBA Manager, Amanda, to keep things running smoothly!

Emma Beckett

Emma Beckett

Graphic Designer

From blog posts to printables to full workbooks, Emma makes all that we offer at LWSL look presentable and streamlined. As you can imagine, we have countless graphics to produce, and Emma’s work ethic and turnaround time is an invaluable asset to our team.

Ashley Dillon

Ashley Dillon

Project Marketing Manager

Ashley is my digital marketing aficionado. She helps craft our marketing strategies and works closely with me to make sure our marketing efforts are effective. Ashley, and our Director of Marketing and Technology, Danny, also work together to ensure everything is running smoothly within our CRM.

Danny Deffenbaugh

Danny Deffenbaugh

Project Marketing Manager

Danny is my marketing technology guru! He builds, manages, and troubleshoots our sales and marketing campaigns and CRM. In addition to keeping our marketing efforts running smoothly, he is also responsible for implementing the various data analytics and reporting software we use.

Kristene Valenzuela

Kristene Valenzuela

Social Media Assistant

Kristene works closely with our Director of Social Growth, Jessica, to ensure everything is running smoothly on our social media channels. In addition to keeping Jessica sane, she also answers questions, responds to comments and stays engaged with all of our LWSL readers, shop customers and EBA students

Kelly Cox

Kelly Cox

Customer Service Specialist

If you have a question about nearly anything customer service related, you most likely have been in contact with Kelly. With constant grace and a smile, Kelly is on our front lines to support our readers and customers in whatever way she can.

Melissa Poe

Melissa Poe

Graphic Designer

Melissa works together with Emma to create all aspects of design for the company. Her work ethic, attention to detail and creativity are great assets to the design team!

Charles Jerry

Charles Jerry

Financial Controller

Charles is our numbers guy–the one who makes sure we are running our business in a fiscally responsible way & being good stewards of the money we bring in. He oversees all financial business pertaining to LWSL Blog, Elite Blog Academy®, the Living Well Planner® & all other LWSL products. He is also responsible for invoicing, coding & payroll.