Barbie is proud to be a charter member of the River City Ringers Handbell Ensemble. She began ringing bells with “Plangentes Dei” Handbell Choir at St. Andrew’s UMC where she also sang in the Sanctuary Choir for over 30 years. Barbie currently attends Coker UMC, where she sings in the Chancel Choir, and is a member of the Bells Jubilee. Barbie worked for Joskes of Texas, Dillards & Solo Serve as a retail buyer for 22 years. She is currently employed in her second career with a financial advisory firm where she is an Officer – Senior Registered Client Associate. In addition to ringing handbells, Barbie enjoys singing in choirs, reading, musical theater, old movies, entertaining & holidays! Barbie is married to Ken – yes really! They have 3 parakeets, Sunflower, Billie and Mickie.