Getting to Know Beril Steiner

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ENJOY DOING FOR “FAMILY FUN” TIME?

Our family of four loves to travel. We are happy to go just about anywhere, anytime we can make it work! We especially enjoy being in new places and meeting new people where we can hike, swim, surf or ski. Whether in a tent in Tanzania, on a chairlift in Italy or a paddle board on Oak Island, our teenagers keep us laughing with impressions of our frequent language blunders, overzealous friend-making strategies and assorted international sporting fails.

IF YOU COULD VISIT ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD THAT YOU’VE NEVER BEEN, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

Patagonia tops our current dream-big list. It has so much that appeals – a sense of the wild, a dramatic and varied landscape, and all kinds of outdoor adventure possibilities. Pictures to follow if we ever get there!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

A recent favorite is a documentary called Maiden about the first-ever British women’s sailing team to compete in the Whitbread Round the World race. The story and sailing footage are amazing, but perhaps the best parts of the film are the recent interviews with the crew and their competitors. They are open, honest and often so funny as they reflect on leaning into challenge, facing impossible odds and some tough and tender lessons in leadership and teamwork.

FAVORITE BELL PHRASE

So many to live by. Among the best:

  • Let’s get going and have some fun!
  • I’m great and getting better and…