Her degree is a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Her course work was in education, psychology, criminology and humanities. She obtained her degree whilst working throughout school. “I worked mostly in retail, but did work full time one year as a legal secretary to two criminal defense attorney’s in Orlando and went to school that year part-time. ” Upon college graduation, she took a job in Orlando as the youngest store manager for Sally Beauty Supply. She also modeled. “I tested gifted when I was in the fifth grade. It’s a little known fact. I lived in Columbia, SC and back then the tests they gave seemed easy, but I hated not being with all of the kids. When I started crying one morning asking my Dad if I could stay home from school, both of my parents knew it was time to return to the bigger class. I always loved school. The gifted programs have changed now, with less isolation, so maybe it would’ve been different if I was born later”, Beth said.
Hobbies over the last 20-30 years have included fitness training, running road races, participating in volunteering and traveling. “I’m lucky to be in a job where I can see the world and laugh while working”, Beth said. She said too, “always be in a job where you laugh everyday, then you will be getting paid to laugh”. Domestically, Beth has seen most of the USA. Internationally, she’s seen most of Europe, Latin America and parts of So. America. “I’m weak in Asia, only been to Narita twice. I’ve never been to Australia or New Zealand, but they are both on the list”, Beth said. “There’s just so much of the world, and so little time”.
Beth still does charity work and said, “One of the funnest things I did in charity work was run a marathon while also raising funds for Leukemia research. I was mentored by Dr. Tommy Owens in Atlanta, GA and had a total blast at running groups”, Beth said. She volunteers variously with different charities and said too if she won the lotto she’d donate some to the Jacksonville Humane Society, in Jacksonville, Florida. “I volunteered at a homeless mission in Florida in August and plan to go when I can. The last #HurricaneIrma is a prime example of you never know when you might be homeless, or for how long. I’ve already donated to the American Red Cross, as my area took a hard hit, along with the rest of FL”. Financially in 2017, Beth gave 500.00 to the church to help with meals at the Mission. “I also financially supported one of my best friends in NYC, Marge Perry, in a charity run. Another friend, Kim Pawelek, who ran in Paris for Runwell was equally supported”. Beth said she enjoys supporting benefits. “My next project will be to Samaritans.org in Ireland. It’s to prevent suicide. I was in Dingle on my birthday week and a local told me they needed help and that kids there were dying of suicide. I’m trying to think of the best way to get more support for them in Ireland and for befrienders.org in the USA . I was forced to research the two organizations as well as suicide rates, and had no idea they were so high. India is of the highest, Ireland ranks 6th in the world”.
Also, Beth was in New York to attend @drjordanmetzl’s class #ironstrength on 7/31. “I ran a few miles the morning of the class down at the Jackie-O reservoir, and had a ball on the Intrepid Museum that night at the class with one of my best friends, Marjorie Nelson-Perry. I didn’t get to socialize as much as I wanted, and left when it started raining. I ran the 1997 NYC marathon in pouring rain, and didn’t quit, but nowadays, I opt out of rain”, Beth said.
Beth’s current goals include fitness training, traveling more and modeling a bit. “Modeling is something I enjoy from time to time and I hope to get better on camera with commercial practice. I recently made a @Delta promo commercial found on YouTube. I make my bread and butter through being a flight attendant, and I love seeing friends in other countries and learning more about other cultures”. Recently, Beth was selected by @BrooksRunning to be in their #BrooksEndorsed campaign. “It’s a blast to represent a company whose shoes I’ve worn nearly 20 years. The Adrenalines are radically fabulous! I’ll be at the rwhalf.com festival in mid-October and running a relay in Boise with my team at Onward Shay (onwardshay.com) the last part of October. I’m also registered for the Ameris Bank half Marathon in Jacksonville in December. I just can’t wait”. Beth is number 50,109 out of nearly 60,000 runners selected Nationwide in the Brooks campaign. “I made a video in the gym in Russia displaying the @brooksrunning shoes. You can find it on Instagram, @bethadair13.” Beth explained any work she does, whether volunteer or for pay is a positive focus.
“If I’m not laughing, it’s not worth it”, Beth said. And she laughs everyday.
written by : J. Kaiser