Barbara is a certified paralegal from Rolette, North Dakota. She graduated from the American Institute in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989 with an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. She graduated from Minot State College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She joined the firm in 2000. Her primary practice areas include medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, civil litigation, employment law, and family law.

Barbara is a member of the Red River Valley Legal Assistants (RRVLA), an affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).