“…a true professional with tremendous creativity
and superior organizational skills…”


Barbara was our Canadian team lead for the BirdLife World Congress held at the Ottawa Convention Centre in June 2013 and attended by representatives from more than 120 countries. She has exceptional leadership abilities while remaining a strong and loyal team player. As part of her role in coordinating the Congress, she wrote numerous communications products, including website content, sponsorship packages and brochures, as well as managing our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. From a Canadian perspective, much of the success of the Congress can be attributed to her efforts.

Dr. George FinneyRetired PresidentBird Studies Canada

Barbara is a pleasure to work with – her positive attitude and knowledge of natural resources issues and her communications expertise make her a leader in the field. She is skilled at communicating complex messages in plain language to a diversity of stakeholders with varying interests. I recommend her services without hesitation.

Karen BrownFormer Assistant Deputy MinisterEnvironment Canada

It really was a great pleasure to meet and work with Barbara at River Road Creative. I enjoyed her company and am extremely grateful for her unfaltering help with everything and sound advice throughout the Congress. We were very demanding but she never balked at that once. I have nothing but respect for her calm response under fire. She is a true professional with tremendous creativity and superior organizational skills. I really hope that we get the chance to continue working with her on future projects.

Jim LawrencePreventing Extinctions Program Development ManagerBirdLife International

Barbara worked with us on many pieces of our institution’s 20th anniversary promotional campaign, including our social media campaign. She was not only wonderful and easy to work with, but also came up with an effective and creative social media strategy when our deadlines shifted and the original plan had to be dropped. Her flexibility, dedication and creativity contributed greatly to the campaign’s success.

Megan AinscowCommunications CoordinatorNorth American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Ducks Unlimited Canada has worked with Barbara at River Road Creative on different communications projects for about 10 years. Her capacity to tackle every project with enthusiasm and dedication is impressive. She is great to work with and always delivers high-quality products on time and on budget. I can personally attest to her skills and qualifications. I highly recommend her services.

James A. (Jamie) FortuneChief Operating OfficerDucks Unlimited Canada

Barbara is skilled at communicating the messages of conservation, particularly around natural resources and climate change issues. Her superior project management and writing skills make her one of our go to people for writing and editing services.

Reg MelansonExecutive DirectorCanadian Business and Biodiversity Council

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