BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Westerly, and raised and grew up in Carolina.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: The craziest, busiest time of year, SUMMER, working and spending as much time as I can with my Watch Hill Beach family and friends. I am blessed to meet people from all over the world while I’m working in Watch Hill.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: With my husband, Scott, and my beautiful daughters, Chelsea and Shauna
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Managing the Watch Hill Carousel and Beach for the past 18 years.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: My hard work and friendship with those I come in contact with.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Visit family in Washington State and go see “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” live with close friends.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: My cellphone.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: First a stewardess and secondly a Mom.
PERSON WHO OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Judy and Bill Grimes. Without their loving support I would not be the person that I am today.
FAVORITE AUTHORS: Kristin Hannah, Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks and James Patterson.
I AM READING: “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and “The View From the Blanket: Weekapaug” by Thomas Zalaski.
I AM LISTENING TO: With my crazy schedule I do not have time for listening to music. When I have time it would be any music from the ’80s.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “This is Us” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Any home-cooked meal my family makes.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Too much.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty and happiness
PET PEEVE: When people are late
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” — John Lennon
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The kind and friendly people of Westerly, the beautiful beaches, Wilcox Park and downtown Westerly. I feel very fortunate to live in such a great place.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family and friends.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I want to make everyone I come in contact with feel happy.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Whatever you decide to do, try your best and you will succeed.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: If you want to be trusted, just be honest.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make sure every child in the foster care system has a loving home.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: You have to play the lottery to win the lottery.
I DRIVE A: 2006 Green Volvo XC90,
I WISH I DROVE A: I love my 2006 Volvo XC90.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: All my current and the past employees. I would like to see where they all are today. When I see a past employee, I get very excited to hear about their accomplishments and successes.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro