Frances Ruthe Figart (pronounced Fié-gert) has always focused on words and language. While editing the monthly magazine for the National Tour Association based in Lexington, Kentucky, she became passionate about ecotourism and sustainable travel. This led her to live in Canada and Costa Rica supporting a small kayak tour operator as director of marketing and communications. She returned to Kentucky in 2010 to help her mother, Ruthe, die with grace and dignity. After this transition, Frances moved to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2013 to start life anew. With her sights set on working again in magazine publishing, she was hired by the city’s popular arts and culture monthly, The Laurel of Asheville, and became its editor. In the summer of 2017, she joined the Great Smoky Mountains Association as creative services director. She lives north of Asheville on six acres in a small mountain community with her husband, artist, trail maintainer, and homesteader, John Philip Beaudet, a cat, Oki, and two Australian Shepherds, Dukkha and Ivy. 859.351.9939 US



2 Responses to “Bio”

  1. james mcfarland October 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    You are the best piece of art I have seen in a long time. James McFarland, artist and hot tub designer, East Lansing, bud of Peter Jorgensen. You really are lovely. Am following you, and checking out your art! thanks, james

    ps: my art is on facebook


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