Creative Team


Barbara Freeman

Barbara Freeman was born in Kansas City, Missouri, where she enjoyed a happy childhood with her two sisters and four brothers. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and taught second grade. While teaching, Barbara recognized in some children a special need for emotional support, particularly those placed in foster-care or whose parents were getting divorced. She returned to the University of Nebraska at Omaha to earn a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. Barbara and her husband James live in Omaha, Nebraska. They have two sons, Michael and James.


Caitlin Welsh

Caitlin Welsh lives and works in Philadelphia. When she is not painting she can be found exploring the city on her bike. Caitlin has a Border Collie/Corgi mix named Watson who is a Super Smart Dog.


Taricka L. Fairgood
Marketing Manager

Taricka Fairgood currently works at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the Office of Multicultural Affairs as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs and Outreach. She is the UNO Liaison for The SAVE Tutoring Program. She welcomes 40+ students into her department every other week as they are guided through their class homework and helped by UNO student tutors as needed.

She earned her bachelors degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is currently working on her Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family and love ones when she is not studying or working. She loves helping others; Taricka is now the Marketing Manager for nationally known author, Barbara Freeman. She creates and promotes flyers and handbills for the author’s books.