UFDC Regional Directors

UFDC Region 16


Chip Barkel

Chip Barkel

Regional Director


I am currently a member of the Vintage Doll Club of Southern Ontario (Canada). I started collecting dolls in 1976. In June 1978, I helped start the Delaware Valley Doll Club of NJ, which I served as treasurer and chair of the first two of our club's annual "Christmas in July" doll shows. I attended my first UFDC National convention in New York in 1979. I was also a member of the Valley Forge Doll Club of PA before moving to Toronto, Canada, in 1983.

Currently, my collection includes German bisque, Door of Hope, and Schoenhut dolls, (a nod to my native Philadelphia).

I am a certified teacher, and spent 25 years as a technical trainer for software companies in the Information Technology field, which provided me with ample international travel and the opportunity to do remote training as early as 1995. Currently, I am a Realtor in Toronto, Canada and I have a relationship marketing business. Besides dolls, my hobbies include writing, genealogy, bicycling, and travel.

I am excited to serve Region 16 with energy and enthusiasm and help the region grow in size and participation. I look forward to getting to know both our clubs and Members-At-Large.

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