The eldest of nine kids, Barbara moved to NYC at the age of 25 with two suitcases and a TV. Barbara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting from the University of Tulsa, in her home state of Arizona. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Acting and Directing from the University of Oklahoma. In between her college programs, Barbara has performed plays for seniors, and for children with special needs. Later, Barbara cared for a friend who became ill. Through this experience, Barbara gained a deeper understanding of her own empathy, as well as the importance of recognizing ones’ own personal perimeters. As a professional actor, Barbara has starred in commercials, movies, plays, and print work. Barbara is also very active in her church, and volunteers to read passages aloud during services. When Barbara is not working, she can be found antiquing at flea markets and garage sales.