NAME: Beth Bailey.
OCCUPATION: Communications professional and marketing director, Westerly Education Center.
RESIDENCE: South Kingstown.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Warwick and Southampton, Bermuda.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Winter ... patiently waiting for spring.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Reading.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My marriage and my son, Andrew.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a good friend.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Traveling to Yosemite and Australia.
I ALWAYS CARRY: My Kindle.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A piano teacher.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED ME: My parents, Richard and Flo, and my husband, Bob.
FAVORITE AUTHORS: Jhumpa Lahiri, Pete Hamill, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, CS Lewis, Dennis Lehane.
BOOKS IN MY KINDLE QUEUE: "Nutshell," by Ian McEwan and "A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow," by Joshua Goldstein.
I AM LISTENING TO: Sugarland
FAVORITE MOVIE: "Rear Window."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Jeopardy."
FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: Terry Gross’s "Fresh Air."
FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC: Country.
TOP COMFORT FOOD: Chocolate.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Twitter.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Sense of humor.
PET PEEVES: Squirrels eating all the birdseed in my backyard feeders.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: "Well done is better than well said," – Benjamin Franklin.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Just about everything.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Chocolate.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: Can successfully complete Sporcle’s Countries of the World quiz, naming all 197 countries.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Just be yourself.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: It’s better to talk about it.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make cells phones free with unlimited data for all
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Hike every National Park.
I DRIVE A: Red 2013 Avalon hybrid with 100K+ miles
I WISH I DROVE A: Red 2014 Avalon hybrid with 10 miles.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Olives and an Arm & Hammer box circa 2001
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: John Muir and Benjamin Franklin.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro