Barb Simonson works as an independent consultant to Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota and 17 other nonprofit organizations. Barb started an accounting company in 1991, after graduating from Augsburg College with a B.A. in accounting and finance. She works solely with nonprofit organizations because she believes that by providing sound financial management and support she can help strengthen these organizations and help them do good in the world. Barb also trains boards and staff members on various aspects of financial management, as well as financial policies and procedures.