After framing and hanging her BA Art Exhibition in 2000, Bethany was inspired to learn the custom picture framing trade. Today she and her husband, Nick, own The Apex Gallery & Custom Framing in Apex, NC. In addition to framing, Bethany continues her work in pastel and acrylic paintings. Her work, along with local art, is featured at their framing gallery. Her undergraduate studies, work with Student Activities, and leadership in Alpha Xi Delta at UNCA prepared her for the many roles as a small business owner. The collaborative environment of UNCA was invaluable as an entrepreneur and community leader.