Mrs. Orpin Torkwase Beckie was born on 21st December, 1964 at Mbakeen – Mbakyase in Konshisha Local Government Area.
In 1969, she started primary education at LGEA Primary School, Gwengye in Maiduguri, Borno State and completed at CMS Primary School, Gboko in 1974 before proceeding to Juladaco High School, Kassa, 1974 – 1979, where she obtained her General Certificate of Education (O’ Level). From 1991 – 1994 attended the College of Education, Katsina-Ala, and graduated with the Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE).
From 2001 to 2005, she read and obtained a Bachelor of Arts, English from the Benue State University.
Mrs. Orpin began worked and rose through the ranks to be an Assistant Director, Presentation with Radio Benue, Makurdi. She was appointed Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Benue State House of Assembly, 1999-2001. From 2001 to 2007 she was appointed Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Governor of Benue State. Thereafter, Mrs. Orpin served as Media Assistant to Senator George Akume at the National Assembly, Abuja, and 2007 – 2015.
A broadcaster and politician , she is a member of several professional organizations including the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Radio and Television and Theatre Workers Union, Catholic Media Practitioners, and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
Before her election as chairman she had been appointed Sole Administrator of Gboko local government council.
Mrs Orpin who is married with four children enjoys reading, events management and collecting music as hobbies.