BARB FIELD is the owner and primary character in BJ and Company. She is a NYS certified teacher, wife, and mother to eight grown children. Her clowning career had it's beginning over twenty years ago on a two week mission trip to Mexico. There she discovered her love for the art of mime. Since then she has participated in numerous mime intensive training weeks and has done countless performances and workshops. Thirteen years ago she attended her first clown training week. There she combined all her mime background with a new clown face to develop her first characters, "BJ" and "Prof. Womboggle". More recently, when she began working with CLOWNS ON ROUNDS at three Schenectady, NY hospitals, her "Dr. Merry Heart" character emerged. Her love for art has inspired her to do thousands of beautiful face paintings and so many new balloon creations. These have been delighting children and adults everywhere. And her love for the Lord has taken her into hundreds of churches. There she has come alongside existing ministries and helped them to reach out with the great news of the Gospel.