Ruth began his career in the hospitality industry in 1996. Between 1996 and 2000, Ruth worked as a Bartender, and Security personal. In 2001, Ruth became the General Manager of Wilmington’s largest music venue. In 2006, Ruth and his business partner Matt Hall opened Tinyz Tavern. It has been in operation since then. In 2019, Ruth and Hall opened a second location of Tinyz Tavern both located in Wilmington, NC.