AGE: gratefully.

OCCUPATION: Publisher of "Hill, Pond and Preserve Magazine."

RESIDENCE: Weekapaug.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Needham, Mass.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Working on the May issue of HPP and planning our spring events. Personally, I'm spring cleaning and getting excited about our boy's spring sports seasons of tennis and baseball.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With my husband, Jim, and our two boys, and being active. By being active I mean playing or watching sports or walking our dog, Rylee, our golden retriever. I also really enjoy connecting with people — both friends and people I've just met — as well as supporting organizations that are in need. Last but not least, I enjoy listening to music — especially live music at local venues or big concerts. Music is always playing in the background, no matter what I am doing.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Our boys, William, 15, and Stephen, almost 10. I am grateful for them every day and am excited to see where the future takes them.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a positive person who's made a difference in someone's life.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: A trip to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

I ALWAYS CARRY: Lip gloss.


PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED ME: There have been so many, but I would have to say my parents,  John and Carole O'Malley. My dad has always encouraged me to reach for the stars. My mom has shown me how to get things done — she is a taskmaster.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg and David Hosp.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "Mindset," by Carol Dweck; "Outliers," by Malcolm Gladwell and The Holy Bible.


FAVORITE MOVIE: "Gone with the Wind."

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "Bohemian Rhapsody."

FAVORITE TV SHOW: A toss-up between "The Crown" and "Victoria," and of course, "The Voice," which I love to watch with my family.

FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: Not a radio show girl but of I were, it would most likely be something on WBLQ.

FAVORITE SONG/GENRE OF MUSIC: "Sweet Caroline," is my favorite sentimental song and Kenny Chesney's "Wild Child." I Like many genres but I love Country.



TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty, integrity and ambition.

PET PEEVES: Unjust behavior and when "my stuff" gets moved.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." — Albert Einstein.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The water views — the ocean and our beautiful salt ponds.


LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I'd love to be a singer in a band.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Never give up on your dreams.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Keep learning, keep growing and keep moving forward.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make sure everyone had food and music.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Dance. After that I'd establish a charitable foundation.

I DRIVE A: Black 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV.

I WISH I DROVE A: Purple VW Beetle convertible, my dream car when I was a young girl. I'm still a fan.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Flavored seltzer.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My maternal grandmother, the late Adele Flynn. She was an incredible soul who had nine children. She was only 46 when my grandfather passed away at age 54. Her parents were Ukrainian. I wish I knew more of their story. I also wish we had lived closer to her when I was growing up, but I'm grateful for the visits we had. She lived to be age 93. She had 30 other grandchildren but made each of us feel special. She liked to play games and have fun.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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