About Beth Holloway
By her own account, Beth Holloway lived a quiet, somewhat uneventful life, raising her family and working as a speech pathologist with children who have special needs. But in the summer of 2005, everything changed, and she would never be the same after her daughter Natalee disappeared on the last night of her senior high school graduation trip to Aruba. Through Beth’s perseverance and unwillingness to go away quietly, the tragic story made headlines around the world and continues to be followed by the media today.
Beth first captured international attention by making appearances on almost every national network as she continued her search to solve the mystery of her daughter’s disappearance. In 2005, Barbara Walters even selected Beth as one of the world’s most fascinating people, for her persistence in seeking answers to what happened to Natalee.
Since Natalee disappeared, Beth has worked tirelessly in support of other families who have missing loved ones, making it her life’s work to educate people about traveling safely and finding family members who have mysteriously disappeared. She continues to traverse the country, making appearances and delivering her message of hope, faith and personal safety to young adults and people of all ages. Her “Full Circle Safety Plan” reminds youths to bring their plans 360 degrees when they prepare to go out, emphasizing that planning for the end of their outings is just as important as, if not more important than, planning where they’re going and who they’re going with. To date, she has presented her message to tens of thousands of students and parents alike in high schools, colleges, churches, local and national conventions, and professional associations, and to law enforcement officials, including conferences of attorneys general and mayors. Beth’s safety campaigns have been endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Association of School Resource Officers.
Additionally, Beth has developed Mayday 360 to help travelers who find themselves in serious trouble outside of this country. The organization provides them with information on things that she needed to know when Natalee vanished, including proper government contacts, and where to find law enforcement, medical, legal and other assistance.
In addition to reaching out to families in need and sharing the hard lessons she has learned, Beth has also established the Natalee Holloway Resource Center as an information and resource point where people can turn for help when a loved one goes missing. The Natalee Holloway Resource Center is located in the Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C.
Beth authored the New York Times best seller “Loving Natalee,” which was the basis for the Lifetime Movie Network Original “Natalee Holloway.” She consulted on the film, which premiered on April 19, 2009, and broke all Lifetime Movie Network records, becoming the number one original movie in the network’s 11-year history to date. Most recently she consulted on Lifetime’s follow-up original movie, “Justice for Natalee Holloway.”
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