Beth is a naturalist and a farm laborer on a local vegetable farm. She is easily distracted by birds, butterflies, native wildflowers and trees. She helped discover a rare plant in Knox County, Phacelia dubia (Small-flowered Scorpionweed), only the second recording for the state.
Because land conservation is very important to her, she is a member of several land trusts. She and her husband, Jay Dorsey, have a conservation easement on their cattle farm through OCC's sister organization, Philander Chase Conservancy.