The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Christy Kienast-The Quill

Meet your neighbor, Barbie Young from Carman. Barbie was born in Carthage and raised in Carman.

She graduated from Southern High School and then she attended Southeastern Community college and the New York Institute of Art in New York City.

Barbie is the daughter of Steve and Terri Bowman. She has two brothers, Steve and Craig Bowman and one sister, Stacey Bowman.

She has two sons, Rodney, 8 and Caleb is 6. Both boys attend West Central Elementary School. Barb's grandmother is Barb Mason of Dallas City.

Barbie is employed at Fort Madison Bank and Trust where she has been for 12 years. She is the manager of the Dallas City Branch.

She is also the owner of BY Fotografia, a photographic arts business.

Her hobbies include photography and mixed media arts. One of her favorite vacation memories is when she went to the St. Louis Zoo with her boys.

Barbie is a member of the Dallas City Lions Club, the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Bookkeepers of America.