Barb joined Worksystems in 2009 and is the Youth Services Manager. She oversees the Career Connect Network, a collection of community based organizations providing workforce development training and support to disadvantaged youth in the region. She is also responsible for the success of the SummerWorks youth employment program.
Barb has over 15 years of youth workforce development experience and has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors developing and implementing many successful programs aimed at helping connect youth to work and post-secondary education. She has a Master's in Public Administration from Portland State University.
Barb enjoys many outdoor sports with hiking being her main passion. She summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2008 and Mt. St. Helens every summer for the past 15 years. She also competes with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in canine agility.