Barbara grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Music with a degree in Music Education. She taught music in Parma and Columbus in Ohio, as well as in Seoul for the Department of Defense.
After teaching, Barbara changed careers and went into hospitality sales, where she worked in North Carolina, Virginia, and Miami. She spent twelve years as the Executive Director of Membership for a prestigious private club in Key Largo, Florida. Her final three years in Florida were spent as the Chief Operating Officer of a private development company in Miami, Florida.
Barbara moved to Santa Fe five years ago. She sings with the First Presbyterian Church and The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus. She is a Board member of the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble and The Symphony Chorus Council’s representative to The Board.