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Beth's Story

Beth is the principal owner of LaunchPad Consulting Group.

She graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.Ed. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. After graduation, Beth worked as an IE for several years and then started her family. While moving across the country eight times, Beth enjoyed volunteering at her three sons’ schools.

When her youngest son was diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD, Beth poured her heart and soul into helping him find the right education and therapies to help him meet his full potential.

It was through the journey of discovering colleges that could support her youngest son’s needs that Beth started her college consulting career to help other families navigate the career and college planning process.

Beth and her husband, Steve, settled into their home in Dallas, TX with their two Australian Labradoodles. Their two older boys graduated from the University of Georgia and their youngest son graduated from the University of the Ozarks.

Beth's Credentials

Beth received a certificate in College Admissions Counseling from the University of California-Riverside, is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA,) and attended the IECA Summer Training Institute.

Beth also is the Past President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and a member of CHADD and ADDA. She also earned a certificate from the Gap Year Association. Through these organizations and others like, College Essay Guy and WOW Writing Workshop, Beth has earned hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay abreast of this everchanging industry. She also attends professional conferences, tours colleges across the country, and attends virtual college information webinars. Networking with other professionals, both locally and nationwide, also expands the information that she can share with her clients.

Additionally, Beth currently serves on the board of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America (LDFA) and on the Board of Trustees for the University of the Ozarks. She is a board member of StandUpLD, a Dallas-based nonprofit serving students with learning differences.

Beth's Clients

Beth specializes in meeting each student where they are from students who may need accommodations in college to students who are applying to more selective universities, large and small. Individualizing the process is what Beth does best.

“Watching each of these students mature and grow through the college planning process brings me so much gratification.”

Beth has advised dozens of high school students through the college application process, resulting in admissions to schools in a variety of majors.

Our Students have been accepted to...

Abilene Christian University
Arizona State University
Baylor University
Blinn University
Boston University
Beacon College
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Eckerd University
Landmark University
Louisiana State University A&M
Lynn University
Mitchell University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Oklahoma State University
Tarleton State University
Texas Tech University
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Charleston
University of Denver
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Mississippi
University of Oregon
University of Texas-Austin
University of the Ozarks

While researching to help her youngest son, Beth decided to utilize the information she discovered to help other parents and published a magazine in Atlanta, Kids Enabled, a resource for parents of children with learning differences. During her spare time, Beth enjoys reading, staying in touch with friends, and traveling. She believes in giving back to her community and serves on the board of a women’s club which supports local philanthropy.

Other Tidbits About Beth

Serving clients wherever they are in their journey.