Bailey grew up in McMinnville and has lived in Oregon most of his life.
He went to college at UC Santa Cruz and majored in Environmental Studies. After college, he spent time traveling before becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer as an Environmental Awareness Specialist. Following that he taught in an elementary school in a small town in California before returning to Oregon where he began working in the waste reduction/recycling world for Marion County. In 2019 Bailey began a new adventure working as the Sustainability Specialist for the Corvallis School District.
Bailey has been an Oregon Green Schools Coordinator since 2001 and has been on the Board for nine years. He is proud to know that OGS is helping to support the important work that teachers – and especially students – are doing to make the world a more sustainable place.