Rusty Boruff is the Founder and Director of One Eighty, a faith based nonprofit organization that has been in existence for 6 years. The One Eighty vision was and is inspired by Rusty’s personal life experiences. Though you might not think it upon first glance or encounter with Rusty, he was a drug addict, homeless, incarcerated, and eventually unemployable. Through those experiences Rusty experienced the love and support of real friends and family. Sadly though, he realized not everyone had that.
Rusty eventually bought a trailer with his savings and opened up a residential facility for men. Fast forward just six years and One Eighty now operates multiple residential facilities, outreach organizations, and their office which is located in Davenport, Iowa. Rusty also entrepreneurially founded many businesses with One Eighty that are designed to be employment opportunities for those in their residential program. These businesses teach the residents necesary life skills like healthy employment practices, self-discipline, and the value of starting something and seeing it through to completion.
Rusty has designed and put into effect a school based outreach program that reaches thousands of students every month. His employment with One Eighty also consists of consulting with businesses, churches, organizations, and communities who want to have a One Eighty style ministry in their city.
Rusty resides in Coal Valley, Illinois with his wife Brook and sons Tannen and Ezekiel. Even though Rusty is only 30 years old he continues to change and affect thousands of people’s lives every month. His faith in Jesus Christ and his desire to help others are his driving forces.