Becky's involvement and service goes back 44 years. She started her involvement with the fair as a 4-H/FFA member exhibiting livestock and even housing her projects at the fair. Later, she continued her service to the fair as editor of the Agriculture and Greenhouse sections of the Frederick News-Post, a position she held for 12 years. During her tenure, she made sure that the fair and agriculture industries throughout the state received proper coverage.. In 1989, Becky joined the fair industry full-time as Assistant Executive Director for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair and then returned home to the Great Frederick Fair in 1995 as executive assistant to the Board of Managers, the position she still holds today. Becky's passion for the fair industry can be seen through her involvement on the international, regional, state, and local level, as well as the importance she places on agriculture education at the fair.
Becky has served as member and chairperson of several committees for the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). They include Agriculture, Membership, Competitive Exhibits, and Commercial committees. She also served as the Zone II membership chair as well as on the IAFE Wine and Dine Committee. She has given numerous presentations at the IAFE conventions, conferences and zone meetings, as well as served as a round table moderator.
On the local and state level, Becky has served on the Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs and Shows as a member, Vice President, and President. During her tenure as President she was instrumental in forming partnerships with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland Agricultural Fair Board, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Maryland Farm Bureau in creating a unified voice on health issues directly related to the Maryland fair industry. She also spent many hours an legislative issues that directly affected the industry.
Some of Becky's biggest accomplishments have cone in her commitment to educational programs at fairs. She was instrumental in launching the City Streets, Country Roads exhibit in 1996 at the Great Frederick Fair which became the catalyst for all the educational programs developed by the fair over the past 13 years. Through her leadership, the fair has won over 25 IAFE awards for the various educational programs.