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

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