Beth was born in St. Louis, but spent most of her formative years in Bellingham. She has a Bachelors degree from Western Washington University and an MBA from Cornell University. After business school, she and her husband lived in NYC for five years where she worked as an Investment Banker for Citigroup managing mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in the Technology sector.  She returned to Seattle in 2004 and joined a private equity firm where she sourced and led acquisitions, as well as the venture capital efforts for the launch of MOD Pizza.  Beth was the President of Barefoot Yoga, an ecommerce yoga supplies and apparel company, before joining Amazon where she managed Vendor Management and Instock teams in the Books category.  Since 2013, she has been home with her twins and has cherished the time spent with family and friends.