Barbara is a transplant from Vancouver, Canada, where she worked as a recreation therapist designing and implementing recreational, inter-generational, pet therapy, and after-school programs for children and adults. She began her fitness career early on as a figure skater and continued to explore a variety of sports including soccer, field hockey, basketball, swimming, and track & field throughout her high school and college years.
￼Her love of sports and fitness provided opportunities for coaching both elementary school ￼field hockey and high school girls basketball.
Barbara rediscovered her love of sports and fitness as she began training for a life-long goal of running a marathon. She completed a half marathon in the spring of 2010 and then a full marathon that fall in October. Her training eventually led her to CrossFit, where she has found a new energy and excitement for fitness. She is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and has attended the CrossFit Kids Seminar. Barbara has competed in the Bend Winter and Summer CrossFit Games and in the CrossFit Open since 2012.
￼Known as “Coach Barb” to all CF Kids athletes from toddlers through teens, Barbara ￼homeschools her three children and is committed to lifelong fitness.