Featured Member: Barbara Hopp


Barbara Hopp is a long-time transplant from the Chicago area and has now lived in Santa Rosa longer than the Midwest.  She is a 2nd Generation Oakmonter and has been here in Oakmont with her partner, Paul Frangos for 16 years.

Barbara recently retired from her career in women’s’ fashion.  She operated Barbara Friday Weekend Wear, a boutique in Montgomery Village from 1979 – 2003, and was awarded “Merchant of the Year” several times.  She then reinvented her business into a Pop-up format where she continued to offer her fashions to the Baby Boomer generation in northern California as “The Barbara Friday Collection” until the summer of 2020.

Her volunteer activities throughout the years have included serving on the Montgomery Village Merchants’ Association, the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce as Chairperson of the Retail Committee, raising puppies for and serving on the National Board of Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa Newcomers Publicity Chair, the Sonoma County Forum speakers bureau, Compassion Without Borders and Social Advocates for Youth.  She is currently on the Leadership Team of Impact 100 Redwood Circle, serving as Co-chair of the Liaison Committee.

Barbara has one daughter and 2 young grandchildren living in the Cascade Mountains in WA State.

She and Paul love to travel, especially internationally.  Africa is their favorite continent and they are looking forward to the time when they can complete their 4th visit.  Barbara is also an avid hiker, participates in playing 2 different kinds of mahjong, enjoys reading and “plays at” pickleball – mostly for the exercise and comradery.