A 29-year marketing and public relations specialist, Barbara launched her award-winning career in the shopping center industry where she oversaw regional and super-regional malls and downtown districts like Trolley Square in Salt Lake City, Sundance Square in Fort Worth, and Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. In 2001, she began an eight-year career in broadcasting where she worked as a senior sales and business development representative at I Heart Radio, CBS Radio, and Gannett before returning to shopping centers where she marketed Denver’s own, Park Meadows Retail Resort.
In 2011, Barbara stepped into her own second act when she launched her first entrepreneurial venture, Brooks Marketing Group, a boutique marketing, and public relations agency. She then went on to co-launch DECIBEL Marketing, a marketing and PR firm in 2016 with now SecondActWomen business partner Guadalupe. As a three-time entrepreneur, Barbara is a powerhouse community leader and public speaker with the vision, savvy, and heart to inspire women 40 & 50+ to take their careers and lives off autopilot.
A military brat born in France and hailing from Colorado Springs, Barbara graduated from Colorado State University and is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She calls Denver home with her 4-pound pup Riley B.