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Hi I'm Barb

I'm a wife, mother, and I enjoy genealogy, climbing ruins, and I run and have owned a paintball field for 18 years.

About Me

As a single mom with 4 children, the oldest being 13 and the youngest being 2, I found it very hard to financial support my children alone. I worked full time as a lab aide in a private lab, but it wasn't enough. I believe in self reliance and we are taught to do the best you can with what you have, so I had to come up with a way of getting more income. My plan was to have a business that I could work weekends to supplement my income. In 1993, I opened a 30 acre paintball field overlooking beautiful Penticton. I was working full time and doing paintball on weekends and then I realized that I was not keeping the Sabbath holy by being open on Sundays. With hesitation I took the leap of faith and have not regretted it. 18 years later I still run my field. It was hard to get into a sport mainly run by men, but I bring a different attitude to my customers......I'm a mother first. Your kids are my kids. In the summer, you can come and play any day EXCEPT Sunday. Our field has been evolving throughout the years, starting with "bush Ball fields," and now we use re-usable balls indoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon, mainly because of the standards and teaching of the Church. The Church has high standards which God has given us for our benefit and protection. By living His standards we are blessed. Did I become rich, you bet! I never once had a child that had health problems, I never spent a day in the hospital with any of my children and to me, (also working in a medical field full time), I realized how blessed I was and how rich I truly was. Money comes and goes, families are forever. I do not have a perfect family, but they are all mine and I love my children to bits. Through Christ's teachings, I know I can have my family forever......can you take power, prestige or money with you when you go? Like any sport, you must know the rules to win. It's the same in life, to win and get the prize, you must know the rules. The rules can be found in the scriptures.

How I live my faith

I try to give good service to all I meet, not only at work, but at Church also. A smile and a listening ear along with a few suggestions can go a long way. When I'm not coaching on the paintball field, you can usually find me teaching or coaching genealogy. I give free classes at the senior center.