Starting her career in journalism with a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri, Beth published on a freelance basis, covering marine life conservation, diving and travel topics for magazines such as “Wildlife Conservation,” “Dive Training,” “Sea
Frontiers,” and “Dive Travel.” She worked as an Associate Editor and regularly featured writer for the Ozzie-award winning magazine, “Ocean Realm.”
After Netscape arrived, Beth trained herself in html and web publishing and switched gears to work full time at VML, one of the nation’s top-ranked digital agencies. Her job role as Director of User Experience brings together several disciplines including Social Networking, Integrated Digital Strategy, Information Architecture and Usability, Content Strategy and Online Community Management.
In order to better understand and explore social media as well as indulge her passion for food, Beth attended culinary school at night at Johnson County Community College’s nationally recognized culinary program. She started a food and travel blog entitled, The Expatriates Kitchen (expatriateskitchen.blogspot.com) featuring her original recipes.
Through guest posting at sites such as EatLocalChallenge.com and holding the lead writer position at EatDrinkBetter.com, Beth’s online profile grew. In 2009, she and food blogger Ali Benjamin were given a book contract by Storey Publishers.
Their recently published book entitled, The Cleaner Plate Club, is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Borders. Beth continues to blog at her own site, EatLocalChallenge, and guest posts on Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Dr. Greene, Grist, PlanetSave, Eco Child’s Play among others.
“Agriculture Policy and Your Health”
Eat Local Challenge
“Growing New Hope for Refugees”
Eat Drink Better
“So, What’s in that Happy Meal Besides a Cheap Toy?”
Eco Childs Play
Heirloom Meals with Carole Murko, Thanksgiving