Barb has been a staff member in the English department since October, 1998. After earning her bachelor’s degree in English from Idaho State University in May, 1998, and moving across the country, Barb joined the English department staff and enrolled in the English graduate program. While raising three teenagers over the course of ten years, she earned her master’s degree in English, Teaching of Writing and Literature. After finishing her graduate program, Barb embarked on a new adventure; she enrolled in massage school at Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC. She is now a licensed massage therapist and, in her spare time, practices massage professionally in Alexandria, VA.
Barb is mom to three and grandma to two. In addition to giving and receiving massages, she enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids, reading (mostly nonfiction), researching for a future book project, painting, crafting mosaics, and exercising / practicing yoga.