Beth works behind the scenes to ensure the QCS organic program meets accreditation requirements and keeps pace with regulatory and policy updates while providing a valuable service to our clients. She also engages in the organic policy process through certifier collaboration and by representing QCS certified operation through public comments to the USDA and National Organic Standard Board.
Before working for QCS, Beth earned a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana where she served as a research fellow with the Grow Montana project. Her research explored producer-owned cooperatives as a mechanism for strengthening local food systems. While a graduate student, she directed the education program at the Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society (PEAS) Farm in Missoula, Montana. Beth is based in wild and wonderful Morgantown, West Virginia. She enjoys spending free time in her garden and kitchen and exploring the outdoors with family and friends.