After several years at a national, award-winning public affairs agency, and working client-side at a top 15 global law firm, Ruthie Thomas made the leap into entrepreneurship with the launch of Birds of Paradise Public Relations. By combining her passion for public relations with her love for her culture and heritage, she created a communications agency to help businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the Caribbean, and within the diaspora, reach beyond their boundaries and create open dialogues with their audiences.
Her personable approach to media relations and astute intuition has allowed her the opportunity to develop strong relationships with an eclectic group of media professionals and earned a prestigious SABRE Award for top-notch client service. Ruthie recently relocated to Los Angeles after living in New York City for over a decade. In her free time, she enjoys cooking her favorite Caribbean dishes, spending time with family and friends, and exploring her new city.