Dr. Rued grew up in Santa Rosa California and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He completed his pre-med studies and received a B.A in English from Sonoma State University.
Dr. Rued went on to attend Georgetown University for his postgraduate education and was awarded his D.D.S. He continued his dental education by completing a general practice residency with the Veterans Administration at the Wadsworth Hospital in Los Angeles.
Dr. Rued opened his Willits practice in 1980.