Barbara was born and raised in Lacey, WA and currently resides there with her husband and 2 boys, ages 8 and 10. She has spent the past 5 years working in the field of ABA in clinical, home and community settings. Her interest in the field began quickly after her children were both diagnosed with autism. In early 2013, she completed her undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis and earned her BCaBA certification in the fall of 2015. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University, working towards a Masters in Education with an emphasis in ABA. Her goal is to complete her studies and sit for the BCBA board exam in the fall of 2018. In her spare time Barbara enjoys spending time with her family and friends.