Barbara Hughes


Vancouver, WA

Barb Hughes started playing piano and flute as a child and continued both into early adulthood. She played handbells for two years as a teenager at Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, OH. In May of 2017, Barb joined the Salmon Creek United Methodist Church Exultation Ringers in Vancouver, WA, directed by Matt Compton. With Matt’s encouragement, she auditioned and was accepted into Bells of the Cascades in August of that year.

Barb is currently working, along with Ivan Boothe, on a complete redesign of this website and on the emailing that we do. She is a retired book editor, can recognize two spaces after a period from a mile away, collects frog figurines, and lives with her partner Mark and two cats. She adores her two daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren, all of whom live entirely too far away!