Julie was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri. After earning her B.A. in Communications from the University of Tulsa and working as a media buyer in a St. Louis advertising agency, she headed west in 1996 and landed a job selling advertising for The Vail Trail newspaper. She later became the owner and publisher of What to Do Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine along with selling advertising for PEAKS Magazine/ Epic Life Magazine.
In 2005, Julie earned her brokers license and began her real estate career working with Sue Rychel, a 40+ year veteran of Vail Valley real estate. In 2010, she earned her GRI designation.
Julie is passionate about the active mountain lifestyle and spreads that energy with those she interacts with. She is an avid hiker, mountain biker, camper and skier. Julie resides in Wildridge with her husband, Dave, and two daughters, Rachel and Jessica.