The Roman objects from Vindolanda are Barbara’s main focus and she takes great pride in conserving, cataloguing, interpreting and displaying them for the general public who visit both Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum. She also oversees the Trust’s education and learning programme, Heritage Guiding Programme and Museum Volunteers.

In 1999, Barbara moved to Northumberland from her native Colorado and officially joined the Trust’s team. Prior to that she had spent two seasons as a Vindolanda excavation volunteer.

Barbara also enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering for the Scouts, reading, visiting other sites and museums and enjoying the local countryside.