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Barbie Azarias

Co-Founder, Executive Director

So one thing about me, I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I decided to join my husband in an adventure of a lifetime and I am currently the Director of Operations and Co-founder of Higher Ground a Resource Center. In 2017 I celebrated 10 years of marriage and 10 years of Higher Ground. I am a mother to 2 sons, a 22-year-old and a 10-year-old. Even though I am not a native of Tucson, I have called it home for the past 18 years. Working for great organizations such as ITT Tech, Pima Partnership High School, and The Well Worship Center, I have learned that Tucson is a warm and heart felt city that embraces family, community, and culture above all else. Years from now, I hope to see Higher Ground continue to grow exponentially while still staying true to our heart of striving to make a difference in the lives of the youth we work with. I hope that my husband and I are able to grow this organization to a point where every youth around us can feel safe and supported despite of any obstacles or circumstances they may be in. We are who we are because of who you are.