After 15 years substitute teaching and working as an office manager, Michelle was ready for a change. Greatly inspired by Nate & Hannah’s passion for growing Ruben Digital Media, the company’s accelerating growth attracted her. She felt very strongly that her organizational skills, communication & love for writing would benefit this exciting start up. While the idea of working with family might be challenging, she was ready to give it a shot!
Michelle Ruben graduated from U of I at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors of Arts in English and minor in Public Relations. Writing has always been a passion, along with art. She let her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit run wild with two companies of her own. In 1988, Abzigns hit the streets of Chicago. Abzigns was a wearable art company where Michelle painted unique designs on clothing & bags. In 2011, Michelle and her close friend Bonnie introduced Tea Sleeves – decorative hand-sewn patterns for holding teabags when you’re on the go.
When she’s not thinking about RDM, Michelle enjoys many activities centered around health and wellness: Kundalini yoga at Sky Fitness, walking around Lake Arlington, Pilates, volunteering with Pathways to Successful Living, and cooking nutritious meals for her family.
“Just Show Up. Be Brave. Be Kind. Rest. Try Again.” – Glennon Doyle Melton