Sister Beth “Hattie” Kimbell (Sr. BTH SHMSH) has been an initiate since Anno IVix. She has held many local positions over the years, including her favorites: Deputy Master, Newsletter Editor, Seneschal, Hospitality Committee Chair, and Education Committee Chair. She began her O.T.O. life in Cambridge, then Salem, MA, where she worked and played for eleven years. She then spent a blissful and much too short sixteen months in Portland, OR. After a brief working hermitage in Raleigh, NC, she embarked on a magnificent Ernest Hemingway writing-train-adventure through the US, on her way to her new home Fort Worth, TX, where she will continue to enjoy incubating as an author and working as a legal assistant, while living in the wildwood with her Lord Satyr.
She is a member of Knights Templar Oasis, in Salem, MA, Sekhet-Maat Lodge in Portland, OR, Tahuti Lodge in NYC, and is newly a member of Bubastis Oasis in Dallas, as well as a member of Tahuti Chapter in New York City, Psyche-Eros Chapter in Oregon, and Baphomet Chapter in Texas.
She serves as Secretary and Assistant Chair on the National Conference Committee and Logistics Coordinator and Speaker on the Kaaba Colloquium Committee. She joined the Electoral College in Anno IVxviii, and serves as College Parliamentarian, Kaaba Committee Liaison, and Mentor Secretary. As of Anno IVxxi, she serves as Secretary and Kaaba Liaison for the Committee for the Advancement of Thelemic Families.
In her spare time, she practices magic; wishes she could play video and table-top games; is learning to play the guitar; advocates for sexual freedom; and plans and caters events. She spends most of her “down time” reading, researching, and writing. She had published an erotica piece in the anthology From the Four-Chambered Heart: In Tribute to Anais Nin and has her fingers crossed about the Writer’s Digest 2013 Short Story Competition. Her Latin motto is ‘Superius Exemplar Semper Praebeo’, colloquially meaning ‘I always raise the bar’, reflecting her relentless drive to improvement. She likes things “Just-So” and idolizes Benjamin Franklin.