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
Over her lifetime, Beth has served as a dedicated volunteer, and
was awarded, Revlons 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
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
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.