Bailee has lived in Lynden her entire life. After graduating from Lynden High School in 2014, she moved to Eugene, Oregon to study journalism at the University of Oregon where she plans on graduating in 2018. Her favorite thing about coming home to Lynden is the local restaurants and exploring more of Whatcom County. This summer she is working at Edaleen Dairy on Grover Street, the Northwest Washington Fair and the Lynden Tribune all in addition to writing for ourLynden. "Although I've always wanted to get away and explore the world, Lynden has a special place in my heart and I wouldn't doubt I'll be back here permanently someday."