Barbara, a former Elk River resident, daughter of Mary Blood and the late Charles Blood recently graduated from Rasmussen College, Ft. Meyers, Florida. She graduated as a registered nurse, and most quarters Barb made the Dean’s List. She also has a teaching degree from St. Cloud State University and taught early childhood education in the Twin Cities for several years before enrolling in a nursing program. Currently, she is working as a nurse at Lee Island Coast Surgery Center in Ft. Meyers, Florida. She resides in Ft. Meyers with her husband, Franco.