Betty was born in Lake Charles, LA where she and her family lived on her grandparents farm. Betty, the youngest, was also the most interested in animals and longed to ride. No one in her family had a particular love for horses so there were none on the farm but her grandparents did have dairy cows. So Betty's introduction to riding was on a very special, and cooperative, milk cow. Betty mastered cow riding and by five years of age had moved on to riding with western tack, on a horse.
The family moved to Pensacola, FL when Betty was 11 where she soon found a barn with Hunter horses and ponies to ride. This is where Betty learned the basics by doing everything she could to help with the horses both on the farm and the show grounds so that she could ride.
In Pensacola Betty met her husband, Quron, who is in the Navy. The last 9 years have been busy. Betty and Quron transferred to Virginia Beach, VA and now have three beautiful children. Somehow during all this Betty continued to ride adding Eventing and Dressage skills to her resume along with teaching lessons.
In 2006 Betty came to work at Fair Winds Farm, a Hanoverian breeding barn. The foals had just been weaned. During her first few weeks the barn owner told Betty, who had not worked with foals or young horses, to take a 5 gallon bucket out to the field every day, sit on it and watch the foals. This way she could learn how they interact and how the mares teach them. Betty thought it might be fun to take pictures of the mares and foals while she sat on her bucket. And they were good! And the more photos Betty took, the better they got. Everyone who saw Betty's horse pictures was impressed. Soon folks were asking Betty to take pictures of their horses. Pictures of other animals and people soon followed.
Photography, like riding, has become a passion for Betty. She loves to do both and loves to improve so she continues to try to learn as much as she can taking all the opportunities as they come her way. This has introduced Betty to website development and videography as well.
This summer three of Betty's working students have also taken up the camera and found they enjoy learning these new skills almost as much as riding. Some of the pictures found on this site may be by these students, Jennifer Lindgens, Elise Oborny or Kyle Stotler. Please visit the galleries by these talented young people.
Please explore this site and her other websites (listed below) to see some of the beautiful pictures she has taken, the websites she has designed and videos she has made.