Front Office Administrator, Receptionist
Barbara joined the Orinda Academy staff in the summer of 2016 and is the front office administrator and receptionist. She is a licensed cosmetologist/esthetician and a professional cake decorator but didn’t find her professional passion until she started working with students.
After her son was born, she started an in-home daycare and continued on as a director for a large childcare facility for 15 years, worked with a subsidized childcare program for 7 years, and was an office manager at a private high school before coming to OA. Her son is now 27, she also has a daughter who is 25, and she has been married to her soulmate for 32 years.
She recently purchased a vacation home in Twain Harte where she grew up and spends most of her weekends there relaxing, hiking, skiing, and camping. But most of all, she loves spending time with her family.