Barbara moved to the Viroqua area in 2018 to be close to her daughter and granddaughter, after retiring as an office manager from Northern Illinois University. She loves to travel, and crochet, and is owned by two sassy cats.
Barbara was drawn to The Commons mainly because of the theater happenings and appeared in “The Thirteen Clocks.” Over 20+ years, she was a director/actor/board member with Stagecoach Players in DeKalb, Illinois and was asked to join The Commons board of directors in 2019.
In addition to being chair of the board, Barbara oversees the scheduling of spaces for ongoing and special community activities, and organization of publicity. Overseeing the accounting and finances of The Commons is her role as treasurer.
Barb believes there is a ton of potential to grow the offerings to the community – theatrical, visual, performance, educational – and intends to use her experience and skills to bring that to fruition.