Born and raised in Hong Kong, Barbara received her bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. After spending the next three decades in the advertising and cosmetic industries in Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Asia, she and her husband Matthew returned to Toronto to start the next chapter of their lives. During their time in Shanghai, she spearheaded the opening of over 60 retail counters and stores throughout China for the most prominent cosmetic manufacturer and retailer in Hong Kong. This effort included selection of sites, negotiations, built outs, team building and roll out of a successful brand. Barbara has great leadership, managerial and organizational skills coupled with being compassionate and caring. Her experiences in advertising and marketing are great assets in producing effective sell campaigns. Her life experiences and creativity enable her to bring buyers and sellers together for successful transactions. Barbara is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.