Barbara has many years of outdoor experience. She enjoys sharing her love of camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing and kayaking with others. She became an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified Level 2 Kayaking instructor in 2008. She has been a volunteer instructor with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries since 2006—teaching Hunter Education, archery, safe use of firearms, survival, outdoor cooking, GPS and map and compass skills. She holds a Virginia Class 1 Wastewater Treatment Operators License and a Class 1 Water Treatment Operators License. She resides with her family in central Virginia.