Barbara is originally from Northeast Ohio and graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. In 1998 she married Rodney Leger in North Carolina and they moved to Alabama the next year. After several years of working for the United Methodist Children's Home, she returned to school to pursue a new career as a Licensed Massage Therapist, which she continues to enjoy.
As the parent of a dancer (faculty member Mackenzie Leger) who attends Troy University, she is happy to fill the role as Office Manager for Patti Rutland Jazz. Her favorite aspect of the job is getting to know the families and seeing the dancers grow into confident and happy people.