Betsy has been a Beatrix Potter Society Member since 1984. In 2012, she became the first overseas Trustee ever elected to The Beatrix Potter Society. She has spoken at a number of the Society’s International Study Conferences and has given illustrated talks to various groups in the United States, United Kingdom, Africa and Australia. She has organized many Beatrix Potter Society conferences in North America at venues including the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University, Lillian Smith Library in Toronto, the Houghton Library at Harvard University, The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City, the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Linda Lear Center at Connecticut College. Betsy lectured about Beatrix Potter on a transatlantic crossing of the Queen Mary 2. She was instrumental in establishing "Pottering About", The Beatrix Potter Society's e-news and formed the North American Leadership Circle of Members in 2012 for The Beatrix Potter Society for Members in the United States and Canada. She currently is website manager for The Beatrix Potter Society. She serves on The Beatrix Potter Society Committee as a co-opted member.
Betsy is a self described Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast. She is a member and a volunteer for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, based in Chicago. Betsy was a student at Yestermorrow in Waitsfield, Vermont, a building and design school, where she designed two homes and learned to build them: one a vacation home in Vermont and one a primary residence in Connecticut. She has taught courses: "Introduction to Cape Cod Modernist Architecture" and "Charlie Zehnder and Frank Lloyd Wright: Two Architectural Genuises". Betsy works with Cape Cod Modern House Trust as a Sunday tour coordinator and guide.
Having earned a BA (History) degree from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts and a Masters of Library Science degree from Saint John’s University in New York, Betsy is a retired library administrator and lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.