Ms. Barber was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in 2003. She then attended Stetson University College of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctorate Degree in May, 2008. While at Stetson, Ms. Barber was a member of the Canakaris Inn of Court and served as a Guardian ad Litem in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Ms. Barber was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008 and is a member of the Sarasota Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyer's and the American Bar Association, and is a board member of her subdivision association.
Ms. Barber and her husband, Rick, are longtime Sarasota residents and enjoy biking and traveling together.