A long time advocate & volunteer in Vancouver's LGTBQ community, Barb is renowned for her community work. She has been a Board member or volunteered for various charitable organizations such as the Vancouver Pride Society, Qmunity and The Gathering Place.
Barb sits on the City Hall LGTBQ Advisory Committee, Vancouver Police Department Diversity Advisory Committee, is a member of Positive Living BC's Red Ribbon Advisory Panel & the 2013 Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life Advisory Council.
She is a mentor with The Diversity Project and sits on the selection panel of the LOUD Foundation, which provides scholarships for LGBTQ youth.
The Owner Operator of megamouthmedia consulting, a boutique communications company catering to the LGBTQ market, she is the former Communications Director of the Vabcouver Pride Society, the GLISA 2011 North America Outgames and is currently the media liaison for the Vancouver City Hall LGBTQ Diversity Committee. Through her P.R. Company (and popular on-line social media moniker 'megamouthmedia') Barb provides pro bono publicity services and lends her voice to grass-roots non-profit organizations and international LGBTQ human rights campaigns.
Barb is a regular fixture in the LGBT Community in western Canada and is known for her vibrant personality and her "can do" attitude. She has been instumental in raising funds for several organizations and she has volunteered tens of thousands of hours working for many of Vancouver's various LGBTQ community organizations and charities.
Barb is Co-Host of QueerFM RELOADED on 101.9FM (Vancouver radio program with a large international podcast audience), a Reporter for Outlooks/OutTV, and writes for publications such as LOV Magazine, The Huffington Post and shewired.com.
Always willing to help out wherever she can, be it working behind the scenes, up front coordinating events or hosting from centre stage, Barb has donated her time, resources and knowledge to numerous community events over the years. Truly embodying the volunteer spirit, Barb's undying enthusiasm and selfless commitment to her community inspires many others in Western Canada to stand up and take action.
Barb was awarded the 2008 VPS Outstanding Community Member award, 2010 Citizen of the Year Award from the Rhinestone Charitable Foundation and was the 2010 Vancouver Pride Parade Grand Marshal in the 'Local Hero' category. She has made the lists of Out TV's "Top Ten Queers" & GayVancouver.net's "Ten People Making A Difference" and was recently awarded the 2013 TELUS Pride Legacy Award as Community Superstar.