Ruttan joins Merrill L. Thomas real estate team

Stuart Ruttan II (Photo provided)

LAKE PLACID — Merrill L. Thomas Inc. recently hired Stuart Ruttan II to its real estate sales division.

Ruttan grew up in a small farming community outside of Watertown. After attending SUNY Potsdam for drama and acting, he joined Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake for its summer repertory season. He immediately fell in love with the Adirondacks and the tight-knit communities within. A brief stint in New York City acting, auditioning, bartending, working security and waiting tables left him longing to return to the mountains, which he did. Continuing his relationship with Pendragon and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Stu sold beer and beverages commercially for Don Scammell Inc., managed Hoffman Auto and most recently was the general manager at Big Slide Brewery and Public House.

Ruttan enjoys hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and Nordic skiing with his wife and two daughters, often with his dog as well. In his spare time, he continues to act on stage and in film, perform voiceover work, and write and produce his own comedy shows.


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