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Beth Laster

Director of  Communications

Dannielle Marturana President

I joined the ATHA Board to further promote the organization through the website and digital communications. I was originally hired to update and manage the website but there was an immediate connection with Dannielle, the horses, and ATHA’s mission that I knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing operation as a volunteer.  

My superpower is writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s for business or pleasure, if I have a computer or pen and paper in front of me, I’m writing!

In my spare time, I enjoy writing, reading, studying, and learning new things. Basically, I’m a nerd and quite proud of it!

I am inspired by people who overcome adversity while maintaining optimism. And I’m energized by conversations with deep thinkers who have an open mind and no hidden agenda.

I can’t live without laughter, my loved ones and my silly rescue dog, Maggie! Oh, and books…I can’t live without books!

My credentials are:

  • Entrepreneur since 1983 and I’ve built, managed and sold several businesses.

  • Currently own and operate two businesses – one with my husband (commercial foodservice equipment repair) and one on my own (web design and business consulting).

  • Served on the board of a public education foundation for 7 years.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

This powerful quote by Helen Keller means so much to me. Without the dedicated and passionate volunteers who give so generously and freely of their time and resources, the success of this organization would not be possible.