Mrs. Barker and her husband have run a successful high-end restaurant in a resort community for 10+ years. Throughout their tenure, she was responsible for all marketing/advertising materials, as well as for maintaining much of the social networking for the business.
Additionally, the couple ran The National Catfish Derby for 13 years, this being a national catfishing tournament that she and Mr. Barker resurrected in 1993. The NCD was a big deal back in the 1950's and 1960's and Diana's grandfather was one of the originators of the event. Mrs. Barker's role within the organization was to create press releases, marketing materials and to secure event sponsors.
Diana Barker has worked in the hospitality industry her entire life. Besides the recent restaurant, she and her husband have owned and operated three others. Diana grew up working at her grandparent's restaurant, The Botel, from the age of 10 until she was in her mid-twenties.
Mrs. Barker has extensive knowledge of the industry from Mom and Pop restaurant experience, to contributing to Sports and Travel writers, to catering large events both privately and for non-profits.
Her latest contribution in this field was an interview of the local Tourism Director for a person of interest article for the local newspaper.