Barbara was born in Chelsea, MA, and after graduating college became a native Californian. However, she insists that her Boston accent will have to be surgically removed. Her degree is in Education and she has been a teacher. She is currently a Business Development Manager for Computer Software. She likes to express her love for life by showing people how being able to laugh at oneself is great fun!!! She has a story for almost any topic - ranging from travel mishaps to taking her dog the vet! When people meet Barbara, they ask, “Why do all of these funny things happen to you???” Her reply: “If you listen carefully, they were not so funny at the time!!!” She has learned that being her authentic self is what she wants to be. She wants to show others why that is valuable, as she has certainly proven to herself and others with the success she has achieved in life.