Julie is a 17-year Loudoun resident originally from Northern Illinois where she grew up along the Mississippi River. Her parents planted the ecology seed long ago encouraging her to investigate nature. Julie has worked with several non-profit boards in the past serving as PTA president, Master Gardener Chair and as HOA board member. She is also a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee. Professionally Julie has worked as a computer analyst and training coordinator.
Julie is always looking to learn. She has learned more about pesticides and their effect on the environment by becoming a certified pesticide applicator. She recently learned to weld. She is taking classes to become a certified horticulturalist. While she loves gardening and the plant world, the real draw of plants is the wildlife habitat they create. Nature is the ultimate classroom. Julie lives in Hamilton with her husband, Chris, and two teenagers where they run Watermark Woods Native Plant Nursery.