My name is Kirk Barron and I have been an Advocate since the summer of 2017. What I like about being an Advocate with CASA is I can directly help somebody who needs it. Being able to see how my actions change a child’s life for the better is so much more rewarding than contributing to an abstract cause or campaign.
I am lucky that I grew up in a supportive family in a small, northern California town where people generally looked out for each other. Volunteering with CASA and other organizations that work with vulnerable populations puts how privileged I have been in perspective.
I went to college at Chico State and got two bachelors degrees — in journalism and psychology — and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter in Stockton and Marysville/Yuba City. My wife and I moved to Morro Bay in 2017 and I now work in business development and marketing for a civil engineering company in San Luis Obispo. I really enjoy being a part of the community on the Central Coast, and it is a great place to enjoy my hobbies, which include — camping, hiking and archery.