Barb has worked in public service for 29 years, the last 20 years as a Constable with the Vancouver Police Department. During her career she worked in the Downtown Business District in patrol, neighbourhood policing, crime analysis, as an acting sergeant in crime control and as a field trainer to several police recruits. She has years of experience with Vancouver's most vulnerable citizens.
Barb is a founding Board member of BC Women in Law Enforcement, a non-profit organization created to be a supportive community for policewomen. She is also the only two-time recipient of the BC Borstal Association awards: The Certificate of Merit for Community Crime Prevention for her work with homelessness and the broad scope of housing models, and the Community Crime Prevention Excellence Award for her work with the Vancouver hotel community.
Barb is a graduate of Trinity Western and lives in Walnut Grove with her two kids.