Barb started her career as an educator in rural Alaska and has worked at Camp Fire for more than 35 years, the last fifteen serving as CEO. She has provided leadership to council growth, stability in operations and the completion of a comprehensive capital campaign that included over $3.5 million of redevelopment at Camp K. Barb holds a Master’s in Education with a concentration in youth development. She has served in both local and national professional leadership roles and is a strong advocate for children and their families in our state.
The Camp Fire Alaska main office operates on the ancestral land of the Dena’ina people. Camp Fire Alaska runs programing on the lands of the Athabascan, Yup’ik, Chup’ik, Sougpiaq, and Inupiaq peoples. We value and thank them for their current and historic commitment to and protection of this land. We pledge to assist, in partnership, in the environmental stewardship of these lands. We strive to learn more about the history of the Native peoples of Alaska and the historic trauma they have suffered. We commit to being an active ally through activities, actions, and organizational decisions and practices. We understand that this is a dynamic process through which our Land Acknowledgement practices, and statement will evolve as we receive feedback from tribal partners and acquire a deeper understanding of and from the Native peoples of Alaska.