In 1994, while interning at the Comcast cable channel in Fort Lauderdale, Ruchel produced the community report, interviewing visiting celebrities and local politicians.
In 1995, Ruchel’s lifelong dream of interviewing people around the world became a reality with Successful Images, a multimedia production company she created together with two other industry professionals. As CEO and co-founder, Ruchel was invited to sit on numerous educational and charitable boards, has been a guest speaker at events, and has mentored many aspiring students in the field of multimedia production.
In 1996, Ruchel helped produce a travel documentary in South Africa for the Latin Travel Channel. She negotiated the hotels and travel destinations in South Africa and then accompanied the Spanish crew on location.
In 2006 Ruchel helped pull investors together to co-produce the movie, Gringo Wedding. Shot on location in Miami, USA and Bogota, Columbia, Gringo Wedding went on to win several film festival awards.