Barbara grew up in Streamwood, Illinois. She attended NIU and NEIU (NEIU for two terms where she earned her BA in English Lit and her BS in Accounting). Barbara's second job was with a real estate company as an accountant. It seemed to provide insight and stability into the accounting world, so she kept the course. Prior to working at 33, she was working full time with Wisconsin Cheese sales at area farmers markets. Barbara brings attention to detail, an approachable style, and humor to the office setting. She is excited at the prospect of growth and expansion outside of the Chicago area with 33. When she isn't busy balancing debits and credits, she can be found longboarding or exploring nature with a pair of binoculars.
Barbara was a contestant on the Bozo Show after 13 years of waiting for a ticket. She attended the only episode taping where Cookie outsmarted Bozo and led the Grand Prize March.