Barb has been employed in the environmental industry for over 30 years. She has held the position of a laboratory supervisor for an Independent testing lab in Louisiana and at a wastewater treatment facility in Independence, Missouri. She worked as a laboratory analyst for the City of Cedar Rapids for 18 years before accepting her current position as Utilities Water Quality Specialist 8 years ago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree In Microbiology from Louisiana Tech University and proudly served in the United States Air Force for a single enlistment. She has been happily married for 37 years and is the proud mom of two sons.