Catherine Barr

Catherine has worked in the IT industry for 23 years in both corporate settings and the small business market.  She lives in Canada and owns Blue Sky IT Strategies where she has provided IT consulting services for 11 years now.  Her valuable work history which includes help desk, network administrator, IT Manager, and business owner/operator provides an excellent set of general IT skills.  Her strength lies within the Microsoft network realm dealing with both server and client communications.  Catherine has worked closely with her clients in the last several years providing Office 365 cloud computing solutions

She is co-founder of a group in Southwestern Ontario called IT Alliance with a few other local "one-person IT companies" to share knowledge, find answers and help with extra coverage.  Cath sees the value of knowledge sharing, "It's tough being out there on your own or with a partner providing IT consulting!  It's impossible to know it all and those that say they do aren't going to last long in business."  

Catherine lives just outside of London, Ontario with her husband and two sons.  She escapes from her day in a kayak as much as possible!  She started a kayaking group that cleans garbage from waterways to help the environment.  "I would live in my kayak if I could!"  Her favourite slogan is “Carpe Diem – Seize the day.”