Nancy Beverage was born in Ontario, Canada and moved to the United States in her early years, becoming a U.S. citizen at age 17. She graduated from UCLA and was hired by IBM shortly thereafter. Spending her entire professional career at IBM, she worked in various marketing and technical management roles including managing the Orange County Executive Briefing Center. Since taking early retirement from IBM, Nancy has been active in many nonprofit organizations. She was a member of the Laguna Beach Arts Commission for nine years, serving two terms as Chair, served as Vice Chair of the a Laguna Beach Arts Alliance and is on the Executive Committee of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. Nancy is married to Gary Beverage, another cheerful community volunteer. They enjoy boating and trying to train their pooch, Winston.