Betty grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She attended the National Cathedral School in Washington D.C. and obtained her BA from Duke University. Betty taught school for a number of years in Fairfax County, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. Betty also worked for Senator John Sherman Cooper in Washington D.C. In 1977, she married her husband, Randolph Brown and they returned to Kentucky, settling in Louisville.
Nature.org: What's your favorite Eco-Tip?
Betty Brown: I try to recycle whenever possible. I also buy local products when I can and use energy saving products in my home.
Nature.org: Have you always had an interest in conservation?
Betty Brown: Two areas that have always seemed the most important to me are land and animal preservation. I am also interested in population control.
Nature.org: Do you have a favorite memory of your time as a Trustee for The Nature Conservancy?
Betty Brown: I absolutely loved my canoeing trips on the Green River. It is a fabulous place and I'm glad to play a part in protecting it.
Nature.org: As a Trustee member, what are your goals for the Conservancy over the next couple of years?
Betty Brown: I feel especially passionate about increasing state funding for conservation in Kentucky. I feel that would be a real coup for the work we do.