Mrs. Barba is one of only a handful of female casino executives in Northern Nevada. From her early beginnings as a cashier in a family-run business, she has risen to the position of sole owner and operator of a local casino. With over 25 years of diverse business experience; from brand development to marketing implementation; employee relations to political liaison, she has handled all aspects of an ever-changing business. As a highly involved mother to three active boys, she opened her home and heart to many of their friends over the years. Always active in fundraising and charitable activities through their schools, Mrs. Barba has been a strong advocate for children. Her recent efforts have included the implementation of an educational scholarship with Casa de Vida in honor of her deceased mother-in-law.