Barb is an American, born and raised in Washington State. She earned a degree in Accounting from Western Washington University and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. She spent most of her 25-year career working as the controller and/or administrator of professional firms. Barb and her husband of 52 years, Chuck, have two children and three grandchildren, all of whom live in Washington. They started their life together in Korea while Chuck was an officer in the US Army. They have lived most of their lives in Washington, and have traveled much of the world, with multiple visits to New Zealand, Europe, Asia and beyond. They decided to retire in Portugal, arriving in Cascais in September 2018. Barb is an enthusiastic cook, seamstress, tennis player and reader. She has been the Treasurer of IWP since January 2019.