About the Author
Barbara Hunt has published hundreds of pieces in newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, Anchorage Daily News, and Alaska magazine. She has also won a number of writing awards. She was a newspaper columnist for 7 years with The Frontiersman. She taught Writer Workshops with the Matanuska Susitna School District. Ms. Hunt has written a variety of technical documents, proposals and histories.
Ms. Hunt worked for the Alaska State Legislature as an aide and was a manager in the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. She has worked as a Resources Planner and served as a Matanuska-Susitna Borough planning commissioner.
Ms. Hunt has been a proud community organizer and volunteer. She works at the Alaska Job Corps Center as an instructor and counselor for new students from all over the state of Alaska.
Ms. Hunt was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up on Woodhaven Drive in Mt. Lebanon. She has a geography degree from the University of Kentucky and did her masters work at The Ohio State University and the University of Alaska.
She has a large perennial flower garden and dabbles in photography, oil painting and mosaics. She reads and writes and fully enjoys nature, animals and maps. She lives in South-central Alaska, on the side of a mountain, with her family.