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 on occasion and usually ask that my church tithing be used to assist the homeless.”. She does have plans to support a charity in Ireland associated with suicide prevention as she was there on vacation and noticed the rates were very high. “Last July in Ireland, I heard commercials on suicide prevention and saw signs asking that you didn’t do it. I had no idea it was that hard to cope with stress or get help for depression in Ireland”.
Beth’s current goals include fitness training, traveling more and practicing my on-camera skills. “Modeling is something I enjoy from time to time and I hope to get better on camera with commercial practice”, Beth said. ” I’m currently working with my running team at my employer, the Delta Dusters Running team, in a fall campaign. We want to cheer on any Delta employee running in the event, as well as our CEO who will be in the race as well. I”m calling the campaign on hashtag, #OctaneOverdrive”. Her goals are to get support in all five boroughs with employees that live there, and then meetup in the city post race in Central Park. She said the challenges will be that the event is in the fall and during football season and will all be on volunteer.
“If I’m not laughing, it’s not worth it”, Beth said. And she laughs everyday.
written by : J. Kaiser