Barb holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Iowa State University as well as a CPA Certificate (Inactive). She came to FMR with several years' experience in public accounting for a St. Paul firm, in which she performed a wide range of services including audits, compilations, tax preparations, data management, payroll services and general accounting support. She placed her license on inactive status when she left public accounting to spend some time as a full-time homemaker. Barb also worked in the accounting department of a quasi-governmental organization for several years before serving for seven years with a faith-based organization before coming to FMR. Barb has served on the board of directors of other nonprofit organizations.
Barb works part-time and performs all the basic accounting functions for FMR. She processes payments to vendors, generates invoices, handles receipts, maintains the general ledger, prepares financial reports, works with the auditors and administers payroll, timesheets, and benefits.
Barb enjoys being part of a dedicated team of staff to provide reliable financial information and accounting support.
Barb and her husband Lowell live in North St. Paul and have four children. Currently, several are in college and one is still in high school. Therefore, much of Barb's time is spent moving them to/from college dorms/apartments and being a soccer mom (actually cross-country, wrestling and track) for her youngest.
Barb enjoys spending time with family, reading mysteries, running, biking and volunteering at her place of worship.