Ross Blair, co-founder of Elizabeth’s Wish, hails from a small village outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. He settled down in his home country to pursue business and construction engineering - through professional certifications and credentialed programs - which led to a successful career in sales, training, and management. Responsible for regional and national accounts, Ross spearheaded projects involving Britain's major bridges, tunnels, and significant buildings.
Life changed dramatically for Ross in 1992 when he saved an American woman, Elizabeth Hurst, from drowning in the River Tay. Ironically, Ross’s career continued to develop in the area of water, specifically in emergency and natural disaster relief. They spent 15 years together in
Edinburgh before relocating to Philadelphia, PA in 2004.
Professionally across America, Ross is a key contributor leading Emergency Hydro Response Teams during events such as Hurricane Sandy. Luckily his work is not all crisis management. When a movie needs a waterfall, Ross flips the solution switch to provide water on films such as National Treasure and Black Panther.
Ross and their children were devastated with Elizabeth’s diagnosis of Stage 3B Ovarian Cancer in 2019. He has since partnered with the amazing volunteers on the mission to educate all women on the early warning signs of this evasive disease to honor his wife’s legacy.