Erica Barney

Erica Barney

I was born in Brockville, Ontario and moved to British Columbia when I was 3 months old.

I grew up in Port Coquitlam, BC near a huge dike that led many spiders and beautiful birds to our neighbourhoods. Surrounding the area were mountains and after a ten minute drive south, you were surrounded by busy city buildings.

When I was 10 we moved to Campbell River for one year. Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful places in BC. I miss finding sand dollars and spotting jellyfish in the water. There was a rumor that a large octopus lived under the pier...

I spent my teen years in Salmon Arm , BC. What a great location! I can still feel the warm, sweet air on my skin. Once a year I take the kids to Salmon Arm to visit Nana and Papa. We travel to the local farms and collect fresh apples, peaches, raspberries and apricots. If we bring home a large box of fresh peaches to my husbands auntie, she cans them and brings us a jar every time she visits. One time she ran out so I purchased a can of store bought peaches... it wasn't the same!

I moved to Prince George when I was 21 with dental hygiene in mind. My career was first on my list; however, life throws curve balls. I found myself married and wanting to begin a family so I spent 6 years taking care of my children. We had so much fun! We went camping, travelling and spent lazy days at the park. When my youngest entered kindergarten I knew it was time to pursue my career again and that is exactly what I did. The dental hygiene program has been difficult with young kids; however, with my husbands help and the help from the grandparents, we have survived!

If you're wondering what I enjoy in my free time, I must say, I have many hobbies! I enjoy running, golfing, snowshoeing, swimming, baseball, camping and fishing, cooking, gardening, biking and travelling. This list is always expanding.