Beth Maria Karlin was raised in Concord and grew up in The Blue Devils. Beth was a member of the 'B' Corps color guard from 1977-79 and a member of the 'A' Corps from 1980-81 and again from 1985-87. She began teaching the 'B' drum and bugle corps in 1990. Additionally, she served as a flag technician with The Blue Devils 'A' Corps from 1992-1996. In addition to her responsibilities with The Blue Devils, Beth was the flag tech for James Logan High School Color Guard from 1995-2004. Beth's additional credits include the Color Guard Programs at Clovis, Clayton Valley, Amador Valley and Overfelt High Schools. Beth earned the Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and Dance from San Jose State University, and she received the California Teaching Credential from the California State University at Hayward. She lives with her daughters Summer Dae (born in 2000) and Willow Blue (born in 2005) in Indianapolis, Indiana.