Barb was born in Milwaukee, WI and migrated to Florida as a child with her parents in 1972. She graduated from Clearwater High School with studies in Business Administration & Bookkeeping. She has been in the business administrative field ever since. After living several years in the Pinellas/Pasco area, she moved to Lakeland with her husband in 2014. She and her husband have two grown daughters, the oldest living in Green Bay, WI, and the youngest living here in Lakeland, FL.