Owner & Chief Marketing Officer
Rudi Arrowood is the owner and founder of two Putnam County based businesses- The KingMaker Marketing Agency and Putnam Princess Parties. Putnam Princesses has been around nearly three years and, in that time, has sent over a thousand characters to various parties and events throughout the tri-state. While KingMaker just celebrated it's grand opening and first anniversary. Both businesses are located in the heart of Winfield.
Rudi has been all over the map in Putnam County. She grew up in Buffalo, graduated from Poca, lives in the Hurricane area and works in Winfield.
Rudi gained much of her on-air experience as a television news reporter at WCHS-TV in Charleston where she hosted the award winning “Fugitive Files.” That experience led to her serving as the as the Executive Director of the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association where she lobbied for law enforcement and also coordinated all their special events and the youth leadership camp for hundreds of West Virginia teenagers. She then took her lobbying and media experience to become the Media Specialist for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Rudi also worked with children every day in Putnam County Schools where she served as the county’s Communications and Special Events Coordinator.
Now, Rudi is running Putnam Princess Parties and KingMaker Marketing full time with her partners in the Tarr Family. She can still occasionally be heard doing play by play or commentary for local high school sports and acts and sings with the Charleston Light Opera Guild, most recently as Dolly Parton in "9 to 5: The Musical." She is a proud Christian and continually amazed by all of God's blessings. Catch her around and you can get her to chat you up about her passion for small business, entrepreneurship and social media… and she’ll probably exhaust you with her constant random quotes from “The Office.”
Rudi is married to Ryan Arrowood and assists him and his Teays Valley Christian Prep Basketball team with live social media coverage at nearly every game. They also parent two ridiculously awesome cats and one adorable hamster.