Beth received her BS degree from Arizona State, her MLS degree (museum emphasis) from the University of Oklahoma, her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa, and her LL.M. in International Law and Women, from the University of Westminster in London, England. Most recently, she challenged herself physically by completing an AA degree from Umpqua Community College in Outdoor Recreation graduating with Highest Honors.

She holds certificates from the University of Tulsa in International Law, the BBC in Film Critique, and the University of South Florida in Photography. Her images have won multiple awards and have been on calendars and posters. Her first solo exhibition, “Mothers & Children of the World” received excellent reviews. Visit her Travel Photography and Adventure Art.

Beth has authored several academic publications promoting equality for women. Her Law Journal Article, All Dressed-Up and with No Place to Go: Gender Bias in Oklahoma Federal Court Dress Codes, changed the discriminatory dress codes in the 10th Circuit Court which formerly required a woman to wear a skirt or dress into the courtroom. Her article received national attention; including accolades from CNN, and a United States Supreme Court Justice.

As a criminal defense trial attorney, Beth represented hundreds of clients, however, primarily defended juveniles. She is currently an inactive member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bar. Her ongoing experience and concern with youth also extends to being an innovative educator. She has taught at the middle school and high school levels, and has instructed a motivational class in community education.

Over her lifetime, Beth has served as a dedicated volunteer, and was awarded, Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Woman” in Oklahoma, for her outstanding contributions. She received recognition for her years of work as a Teen Court Judge, and has served on several charitable boards.

Additionally, Beth has been a long-time vocal advocate on behalf of victims of domestic violence, and wrote an Amicus Curie Brief to the Florida Supreme Court arguing for heightened penalties for abusers.

Beth frequently competes in triathlons and marathons. She is a certified scuba diver, a student pilot and is pursuing her Black Belt in Martial arts. She is the mother of two daughters, and has two dogs, one horse and five rescued cats. An enthusiast of all things equestrian; she has jumped horses in Scotland, played polo in Ireland, and rode a Mongolian pony (and a reindeer) to the Siberian Boarder. Most recently, she was galloping the beaches of Costa Rica.