Beth was born in Charlotte, NC and raised primarily in the Carolina region & Florida. She put this site together with Junito Bermudez after it was requested by an Australian magazine. “I’m one of at least 24 Beth Adair’s in the USA, & that doesn’t even count the Elizabeth’s”.
Her degree is a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. She worked her way through college.
Projects during the course of her 28 year career at a major air carrier have included being on the board for the corporate running team, raising 2,251.00 with running her first marathon for Leukemia Research, & volunteering for the @USO in Jacksonville and New York City She’s has a “side hustle” in modeling, & has done photo shoots either free on spec, or with paid project campaigns over the last several years.
“I don’t use my flight passes if I’m getting paid, as it violates company policy. Twice I have bought plane tickets to photo shoots where money was involved. One of the funnest shoots i ever did was on a layover. I worked a trip to get to Dublin, & when I landed I worked with a radically energetic crew, Jim Schofield Photography, in Phoenix Park”.
Irish record holder Brian Ankers worked with her in Dublin. (He was paired with her by the photographer and they had never met prior to the shoot). “I couldn’t believe how hard this team worked for two hours. Everyone wanted to be there”.
“I ran 3 @nycmarathon ‘s . My first one, the 1997 New York City Marathon, is when I trained in Atlanta, Ga. I had a good time working for Tommy Owens & his team, Leukemia Team I’m Trainimg. His emphasis was to have fun. I knew I wasn’t going to win any world records, & the race was off-the-chain fun”.
She later ran 2 more @nycmarathon (s). “My goal was to run 3 New York Cities before turning 40, so I started at 30. I ran ’97, ’99 & 03’ In ’03, I ran with a best friend since childhood, Tracy Wind”.
Beth volunteered at the Javits Center Expo in 2018 and also 2019, as well. “So grateful to have met George Hirsch & his crew. George co-founded the NYC marathon. There is no slack effort or anything unenthusiastic about knowing George. I usually leave motivated to work harder after volunteering with the gang up in NYC”, Beth said.
Hobbies over the last 20-30 years have included fitness training, running road races, participating in volunteering and traveling. “If I didn’t work in travel, I wouldn’t have seen 60+ international cities & the most of the US. I’m Irish by descent, so I try to get there once a year, (with work or on my own), for luck”.
I’m grateful for my job & laugh everyday, and frequently tell people I get ‘paid to laugh. The Covid pandemic has tested us all, but we will get through it.” She said she hoped everyone is able to be in a job they enjoy as much. “I’ll be glad when the next year is here. We’re almost through a rough year & better times are on the horizon”.
With benefit & charity work Beth said, “projects include working on a fashion show at Altar’d State (a clothing store which benefits the bosellifoundation.com on occasion). I waived fees to work it & promoted it online at my social pages, to lend local support. The Boselli’s are a class act. I was approached by Danielle Brehm to work the project & grateful to be included.”
Beth also participated in The #BeTheForce Project on Veterans Day ‘19, at the USO in New York City, & has volunteered with @habijax, too. She has reserved the day off for volunteer work on Veteran’s Day in New York City, with her employer.
“My projects for the rest of 2020 are going to be fun. I enjoy work and have a few marketing ideas I hope to use.” Beth said.
Her airline job will continue to be rewarding. ” It was nice to see my family every weekend during my two month leave. I had never had that much time off. I didn’t enjoy it enough to take early retirement. I started working as a babysitter and grass mower at age 13, and selling lemonade at a much younger age between school and fun activities”. She mentioned she was proud of her work ethic, and glad it was instilled at a young age.
“If I’m not laughing, it’s not worth it”, Beth said. And she laughs everyday.
written by : J. Kaiser
photo credit: Sarah Lyons/Picturegroove. AZ. 2015