Beth Dickens first visited Maine with her family as a child on a summer camping trip to MDI and fell in love with the region. She returned to study marine mammalogy at College of the Atlantic where she dedicated much of her coursework to pinnipeds and marine mammal strandings. After graduation she decided to make the state her home, continuing her education through the UMaine system and receiving teaching certifications in Life Science and Special Education. She moved to the Blue Hill Peninsula with her husband Chris in 1999. They have two children, Nolan and Niamh.
Beth has a love of both science and art. She enjoys hiking, gardening, baking and dabbling in various art mediums. She is an animal advocate with ties to several New England animal rescues. It is not uncommon to see her out on a BHHT trail with her favorite trail companion, Chewy, an NYC rescue. “I am fortunate to live in a community that sees the importance of protecting wild-spaces for future generations by supporting organizations like Blue Hill Heritage Trust. These spaces inspire me to be more active and creative.”