Barb Mason worked in administration for 30 years, mainly in the financial services sector, investment management and accounting. Ms. Mason was born and raised in Toronto, but now lives in Muskoka where she can indulge her passion for hiking and the outdoors. After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, she spent time back-packing through Great Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and Europe, which solidified her love of travel, and has led to more recent sojourns to South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Japan.
She has been involved with The Counselling Foundation of Canada since 1988; a Director since 2003, and assumed the role of Secretary/Treasurer in 2014. Ms. Mason is a founding Director of CERIC, and also serves as a Director of the Muskoka Conservancy.