About

Ruby Girl helps latter-day girls UNPLUG from Satan’s lies and PLUG INTO a happy, truth-filled life!

We know that as a mom you do everything you can to teach and protect your daughter.  

But then she walks out the door and BAM!  She’s faced with:

– mean girls

– social media

– peer pressure

– comparison

– and so much more!

That’s why we aim to be an outside resource that helps your daughter SEE who she really is and EMPOWERS her to come closer to Christ. 

The Faces Behind Ruby Girl

Kristen Walker Smith, Director

Kristen Walker Smith is the director of Ruby Girl and co-host of the One Minute Scripture Study podcast.

Kristen loves the youth of the Church and has enjoyed teaching them as an EFY and seminary teacher.

Kristen is a reformed self-critic who struggled for years with low confidence and body image issues.  She loves to help girls avoid the many, many emotional pitfalls that marked her teenage years!

Michelle Walker, Blog Editor and Contributing Writer

Michelle is the blog editor and a contributing writer at Ruby Girl.

She loves helping youth discover how God really feels about them (hint: you’re awesome!) and teaching them to discover happiness through the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Sami Halverson, "Ask Ruby" Advice Column Director

Sami works with teen girls to overcome anxiety and build self-confidence in her coaching programs, and is the host of The Teen Life Coach Podcast.  

Her mission is to teach teenage girls how to be self confident and live a life with less anxiety, so that they can enjoy their teen years, and reach their full potential.

She is a strong supporter and advocate of teen mental health and loves working with teens.

You can connect with Sami on her website Knowing Up.

Paige, Contributing Youth Writer

My name is Paige.

I am in 8th grade and currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I love my family, the Gospel, and croutons. My interests include painting, nail art, and soccer!

Alice, Contributing Youth Writer

Hello, my name is Alice!
 
I’m 12 years old and I live In Brooklyn, New York with my two older siblings mom, dad, and two cats.
 
In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, singing, playing guitar, journaling, listening to music, and playing volleyball!I also love musical theater.
 

Hayley, Contributing Youth Writer

Hayley is a 7th grader living in Utah.
 
She loves her big family and being around people, but is not a fan of being the youngest child because it’s lonely at home when her older siblings and nephew are away.
 
Hayley’s happy place is on stage- rehearsing or performing. In her free time, you will often find her singing or composing songs on the piano or ukulele. If you came to her house, she’d pop popcorn, put on a movie, and build a cozy fort to hang out in with you.