Barbara grew up in New York and went to George Washington University having studied Communications and Music.  She moved to Seattle 7-years ago, working in both the travel and technology sectors.  She currently runs an incubator program for travel technology at the luxury travel consortium, Virtuoso.  From a young age, Barbara has been fascinated with the impact travel and cultural immersion has on people.  Her travels have taken her to 5 continents and her best travel moments to date were in Peru visiting a friend in Peace Corp, in Bali doing a yoga retreat, and here in the U.S. cycling cross-country.  Barbara is excited to be the VP of the Seattle YTP Board to share the valuable experiences with fellow travel professionals and to encourage collaboration between organizations.