June 13, 2012
Since the Believe Tour started, many folks have asked about the members of D’s new crew. In this ongoing series, we’ll take a look at the people traveling with Darius to help share his music and his mission. Next up: Barbara!
Barbara Smalley handles all of the logistics of the Darius Goes West Foundation. On the Tour, she scheduled the shows, serves as road manager, is an administrator of the Facebook page, and heads merchandise sales.
On the original trip in the film and the year-long fundraising tour, Barb managed everything from DGW Headquarters in Athens, GA. This time, she got to travel with Darius!
Her laid back yet hardworking style is a perfect match for the road, and she has a blast meeting hosts face-to-face (some of whom she’s Skyped with or emailed for years).
She’s also a moose expert! Like the young fan above, members of the crew appreciate all that Barbara does. Here are their thoughts.
Ced: “I get to go on all these travels, all thanks to her. So she’s got all my love.”
Dirt: “She’s a pro. She makes the wheels spin.”
Mo: “I have known Barb for a little over a year now and I’ve learned two things in that time.
1. If it’s in her way she’s gonna trip over it
2. If you need help she will move mountains for you”
Darius: “I love Barb.”
Pete probably sums it up best: “That’s mom right there. Can’t get no better than that.”
And yesterday was her birthday! Happy 23rd, Barbara. We love you!