Hello, My Name Is: Betsy Rich

It’s like sitting down and having a cup of lemonade with your new neighbor!
Welcome to “Hello, My Name Is…” on CapeCod.com.

This weekly feature allows us to spend a little time with the people who help makeup the diverse population here on the Cape. Some people you might know and some you only THINK you know!
Let’s fill that cup and spend a little time together!

Hello, My Name Is: Betsy Rich

Occupation: Marketing Manager at Hy-Line Cruises

What was your first paying job?

I worked for the food service department at Wheaton College when I was 14

When was the last time you laughed really hard?

Playing the “Patently Stupid” Jackbox game with my family. I laughed so hard I literally cried and needed my inhaler. Let’s just say, my dad has a very “creative” imagination involving “potty humor” and body parts that I had never known about.

Did you grow up on the Cape?

No, I grew up in Norton, MA. My dad got a job in Mashpee when I was 17, I lived with my grandparents, then my uncle, to finish my senior year of high school and then moved to the Cape full-time.

Where is your ‘go-to’ spot for a scoop of ice cream?

Katie’s on Main Street, Hyannis. Peppermint with chocolate jimmies, please.

Do you have a favorite non-profit group here on the Cape?

One group that stands out to me is Gosnold. Mental health and substance abuse disorders effect many families. It does not discriminate.

What is the one thing you love to do that surprises people the most? 

Last year I was a cast member (along with my son) at Captain Lazarus’ Haunted Harbor. I loved scaring the crap out of people! Who knew?

In a parallel universe, what would you be doing? 

On-air radio personality!

What person had the greatest influence on you and why?

This is actually a present-tense question for me. My son, Christopher. He influences my thoughts, the majority of decisions I make, and the majority of what comes out of my mouth. “If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you.”

If I looked in your refrigerator right now, what would I see

Not much – fruit, vegetables, cheese, yogurt, fixins’ for chili. The pie and meatballs are gone. Sorry.

If you could go out on a boat fishing for a day, who would you bring?

First of all, it has to be a Hy-Line fishing boat. I would’ve loved the opportunity to go fishing with my grandfather and a bottle of Madeira wine.


We are always looking for new people to feature in “Hello, My Name Is…”. If you know an interesting member of the Cape community, please send us their name: CatWilson@CCB-Media.com. When possible, please include their contact information and a little about them.
Thank you!
Want to meet a few other folks? Click here:

Hilary Green, Red Cross of Cape Cod, The Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts 
Dean Melanson, Deputy Chief Hyannis Fire (Retired)
Bridget Eklund, The Math Learning Center
Tom Bednark, Barnstable Bat Company
Alice Cartier, Home Health Aide
Aanjes Hershfield, Brazen Belles
Freeman Johnson, WWII Navy Veteran 




About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.

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