Rue  Mapp

Rue Mapp

Rue has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a successful entrepreneur whose game and hobby store, It’s Your Move is an important part of the Oakland community. In 2010, Rue was invited to the White House to participate in the America’s Great Outdoors Conference where President Obama signed an historic memorandum to help reconnect all Americans to the Great Outdoors, and was invited back to take part in a think-tank to inform the launch of the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative. She was also appointed program officer at the Stewardship Council’s Foundation for Youth Investment where she served for two years to manage its grantmaking program. Recently, Rue was named a Hero in Backpacker Magazine, honored as part of the Root 100 of the top black achievers and influencers for 2012. She has received the Josephine and Frank Dunaneck award for her humanitarian efforts. Rue is a proud mother of three active children – Seth, Arwen, and Billy who are growing up with a strong mom and an abundance of memorable outdoor activities