Meet our Incline members: Melissa, Duke, and Joel Ruktanonchai

Supporting members make The Incline possible, so we wanted to put them in the spotlight with this series.

Today we’re introducing you to a family of Incline members: Melissa, Duke, and Joel Ruktanonchai, of Pine Township.

Where in town might people run into you?

North Park, Pine Community Center, the Strip District, and Riverhounds games.

What’s something you’re working on — in big ways or small — that you could use help with?

We have a small start-up business (Funfara, LLC) that hosts community events for kids (10 and up) and families to promote play, connection, and build internal strength. We leverage videos and teleconferencing to help us build a fantastic community experience.

What made you decide to become members of The Incline?

We love all the content on The Incline! We feel much more connected to the city we love because of The Incline!

What local business do you think deserves a shoutout (and why)?

We love Rosie’s Workshop at Ross Park Mall! They take cameras that have unique stories and make them into beautiful light pieces.

What’s a local event you went to recently that you loved?

Children’s Theater Festival.

What’s a recent story you’ve read about Pittsburgh that you wish more people cared about (and why)?

The development of vaccines for COVID-19 at the University of Pittsburgh. This should create pride in our city which is long known for its tenacity and innovation. (Editor’s note: Read more about that in our coverage here.)

What are you celebrating in your life right now?

Family time.

Supporting members like the Ruktanonchai family make our work possible — and they get special perks like event discounts, ticket giveaways, and bonus content in the newsletter. Become an Incline member today to join the crew.