Barry lives in Sausalito, California. After getting his MBA from Columbia University in 1985 and working two years on Wall Street, he spent the next sixteen years working in finance living all over the world including Paris, London, Tokyo, Singapore, Zurich, Buenos Aires and Moscow. He left finance in 2002 and focused on raising his sons with his wife Jackie while growing wine-grapes and making olive oil and also starting his foundation Caravan to Class. Following the tragic death of this wife, Jackie, he gave up most of what he was doing except for his work in Timbuktu. He began a journey of more intentional travel which lead him to pursue going to every country in the world to help heal a difficult loss. His forthcoming book: The First Step: My Journey to Every Country in the World for Healing, Knowledge and Connection explores this topic.