Jennifer Barrett has been married to her husband, Nathan, for 10 years and they have a six year old little girl named Frankie. She graduated from Baylor University with a Radio, Film, and TV degree in 2000. Afterwards Jennifer worked behind the scenes on the production side of different small films, network and cable TV shows, and lots of corporate videos until about 2008. Around that time, Jennifer and her husband both ended up helping out with his dad’s business for about 8 years until it was sold.
Then Jennifer's life became this blank slate. She felt like she was given a fresh start and could go in any direction she wanted to, which was exciting. Jennifer had taken a couple of metal sculpture classes at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas a few years prior and fell in love with metal work. She was making different things on the side over the years and really enjoying it. After giving it some thought, and with some encouragement from her husband, Jennifer started Ruthy’s Metal Works in 2016.