Barbara graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1979 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Spanish. She then graduated from The University Of Texas Medical Branch with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1982. Her background experience includes 32 years in the following arenas: geriatric care, acute care and rehabilitation in hospital care as well as in out-patient clinics. Experience in pediatrics, with pediatrics being the sole focus for the past 20 years. Barbara married Lance Marvel in 1980. Lance is an educator in Bartow county schools. They have 3 children. They met in college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After marrying in Wichita Falls, Texas, they had Nathaniel and Claire in Texas, then moved to Georgia in 1988. Katie was born in Georgia in 1991. Lance and Barbara have taught their children to love God and to make Him the center of their lives. Barbara’s special skills include NDT-trained skill base, Sports Medicine emphasis, and she is bilingual. She has coached basketball and cross country in the Middle School level and has been coaching for the past 9 years in Bartow county.