Barb has worked in a natural foods store and in a natural foods bakery before beginning a 25-year career as a medical transcriptionist. She has experience as an employee, a small business owner, and an independent contractor. As Barbara Beier, she helped found sci.med.transcription on Usenet in 1999.
In her spare time Barb likes to blog at bjdeming.com about volcanoes, weather, and other natural events. You may also find her writing about a new recipe she's tried, reviewing a silent movie, doing a Civil War timeline, or enthusing about her new hometown of Eugene, Oregon.