Meet the Team & Board of Directors
Gold Rush Cure has a working board dedicated to growing our ability to serve the kids fighting cancer. Our Board of Directors has helped Gold Rush Cure expand from just 20 Pot of Gold deliveries to over 240 in two years.
Our Board of Directors are compassionate advocates for kids battling cancer and seek to do everything possible to be a voice for those fighting.
All positions with Gold Rush Cure Foundation are currently all-volunteer.
Sandy Barker serves as the President and Co-Founder of Gold Rush Cure Foundation on a volunteer basis. She is a dental hygienist in Dana Point. Sandy and her husband Gary live in Laguna Niguel, California and have three children: Garrett (22), Kendall (19), and Christian (forever 14-1/2). Sandy has now made 20 trips to DC since Christian passed almost 10 years ago, and is honored to be a voice for children with cancer. Sandy also mentors and educates numerous families who are faced with having a child diagnosed with cancer. In her free time, Sandy loves going to baseball games, working out, traveling, and fun activities with family.
Gary Barker serves as the Vice President and Co-Founder of Gold Rush Cure Foundation on a volunteer basis. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and currently works at Northrop Grumman. Gary and his wife, Sandy, have been married for 28 years and they have three children. He has made several trips to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the childhood cancer cause. Gary currently lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife Sandy and enjoys baseball, trivia, working out, and getting together with friends and family.