Barbara Menter


Barbara "BJ" Menter is a professional writer with over fifteen years of experience in promotional, sales, and marketing and business writing. She has also earned an A.B.A. Certificate in Legal Assistant/Paralegal from University College at Syracuse University.




  • Writer
  • Dog Trainer, Obedience Training

Certifications and Awards

  • A.B.A. Certificate Legal Assistant/Paralegal: University College at Syracuse University

Dog Breeder and Trainer

Barbara is an avid dog lover and was raised in a family that initially bred German Shepherds and then, later, Toy Poodles. She has experience in obedience training and showing. Currently, she lives with her best buddy, Booker, a West Highland Terrier, and a rescue dog.

Marketing and Fundraising Background

In addition to Barbara's other talents, she also has over twenty years of experience in fundraising, development, and marketing for not-for-profits. Most recently, she served as Marketing Specialist for the New York State American Red Cross and was on board one month prior to 9/11.

Other Interests

Barbara also is an accomplished 'plain' cook, an antique collector, and a gardener and is working on writing plays in her so-called free time.