Oh, hey. I’m Bailey.

I’ve been told by people my whole life that I have an “old soul,” which…what does that mean? Do I have the mannerisms and passed-down knowledge of the grandparents and great-grandparents who helped raise me? Or am I a reincarnated crone from the Dark Ages? (If it’s the latter, that would explain why I have an ache in my bones that suggests we’ll have a bountiful turnip harvest this year.)

Oh, right, about me. Well, I’m a 30-something living in Salt Lake City with my husband and two chihuahuas. I’m originally from Omaha, and I retain some of those Nebraska roots to this day. I love Husker football (even though the team has been having some bad years), I enjoy eating steaks with a red center, and I’ve been known to drop the occasional “Ope.” But I also love being a Utahn. I always dreamed of living somewhere surrounded by mountains, and well…

Good, you’re still here. Let’s talk about my professional life.

I work at media, marketing, and entertainment company Hurrdat, where I lead the Content Marketing department. Before that, I was an editor at Omaha Magazine. And before that, well, I was studying language structure and linguistics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in English. So, yeah, I guess you could say I like words. In fact, I even had the opportunity to speak words on the radio for five years when I was a weekly movie reviewer.

When I’m not working, you can find me hiking in Big Cottonwood Canyon, people-watching and eavesdropping on restaurant patios (for science, of course), traveling with my husband, blazing through my annual book list, playing the piano, rewatching 30 Rock for the (I’ve lost count) time, designing houses in Sims 4, or trying to finish a manuscript I’d love to publish someday.

And if you haven’t gotten a good picture of me yet, let me break it down for you some more…

Feeling It

  • Fall weather
  • Maximalism
  • Saying “rad” unironically
  • LGBTQ+ rights
  • Horses
  • Greek mythology
  • Hilariously bad taxidermy
  • Eurovision Song Contest
  • Being an auntie
  • Offroading

Not Feeling It

  • Low-rise jeans
  • Cruises
  • Replacing creatives with AI
  • The Office
  • Being rude to service industry workers
  • Weddings with cash bars
  • Baseball
  • Long showers
  • Wealth hoarding
  • Apple autocorrect
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