As a child, Beach grew up in Spokane, Washington, where he took frequent trips to the now-defunct Playfair Race Course. His best friend’s father was the clerk of scales there. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in broadcasting and a desire to apply his interest in racing. After several stints at various jobs around the country, Beach was approached by Bob Benoit, the head of marketing and publicity at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields with a job in broadcasting and publicity at the tracks; he accepted. After a few years in that position, Beach became quite familiar with the people on the backstretch. A couple of jockeys approached him, asking him if he would like to be an agent and take their books. Eventually, a young rider named Vann Belvoir asked Beach to take his book. Beach became Victor Espinoza’s agent in January 2013, after he had booked for such jockeys as Kent Desormeaux. Mike Smith and Julie Krone.