Beth M. Howard has been a journalist for more than 25 years specializing in personality profiles, adventure travel, and outdoor sports. She has written for Shape, Elle, Travel & Leisure, Fitness and many other magazines. She has worked as a senior editor for Sports Traveler and a contributing editor for Sports Illustrated Women. She has been a producer for MSN.com’s Women’s Channel and for MSNBC.com’s 2002 Winter Olympics official Web site. For six years she freelanced for Microsoft Corporation as the content editor for Bill Gates’ annual CEO Summit.
She began as a PR manager for a Hyatt Hotels mega-resort in Hawaii, which led to an account executive position at Rogers & Cowan in Los Angeles, where she launched the original hit TV series "Beverly Hills,