Barbara has dedicated her life to making Montanans healthier and has worked in the prevention field for 16 plus years. Currently, she is the Tribal Technical Assistance Leader for Youth Connections where she works with the prevention specialists on tribal lands. Barbara is enrolled Chippewa-Cree and was elected as one of the first Urban Native American women to the Montana House of Representatives in 2018. She was also named as one of KRTV’s “5 Under 35” in 2018 for her work in the Great Falls community surrounding substance abuse prevention. Barbara has served on the Cascade County DUI Task Force, Get Fit Great Falls, and the Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance. Barbara lives in Great Falls with her two horses and dogs. She is a barrel racer and wants to work on having more women represented in rodeo.