Beth has an MFA in poetry and studied at Stanford University, Warren Wilson College and the University of Montana. She co-founded, Living Art of Montana in 1993. During the past twenty years she’s worked with people who were ill or in various states of illness and loss. The study of arts in healthcare, the need for community and the ability of the arts to build connection are all part of her work. She says, “My greatest interest intellectually and spiritually is the use of my skills to bring compassion to the forefront of our actions toward those who are ‘other,’ or outcasts in our busy culture.”