Chair of the Stewardship Council
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Beth "Left Field" Critton, of West Hartford, Connecticut, joined the ATC's Board and became Stewardship Council chair in July 2013. A life member of the ATC, she has served on the Council since 2011, chairing its Community Outreach Committee from 2011–13. Beth is past chair of the Appalachian Mountain Club–Connecticut Chapte
r, which maintains the A.T. in Connecticut. As chair, she revived the chapter’s annual “A.T. Day” tradition and promoted its yearly “Give a Day to the A.T.” volunteer event. In 2014, she was awarded the Chapter’s “Appie of the Year” award for volunteers. She is a charter and current member of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society.
Beth is a land-use and environmental attorney at Shipman & Goodwin, LLP in Hartford. The mother of an A.T. thru-hiker (and three other children), Beth has day- and section-hiked more than 1,959 miles of the A.T. since 2004.