Julie received her BA in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado, where she also studied Computer Science and Accounting. She plays flute and piccolo in the Naples Concert Band, Flute Cocktail flute choir, and has been a member of the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Opera Naples, Port Charlotte Symphony, Arvada Symphony, and the ALRY Flute Choir. As well as freelancing in southwest Florida, she works full-time for the Collier County Public Schools.
Julie comes from a musical family which has sung all across the USA. She is a long-time participant at the flute masterclasses at Wildacres, with over 25 years in attendance. Julie organizes the afternoon recitals, coordinates the food for the after-hours parties, sells music, and willingly helps with anything else that needs doing. She believes strongly in the benefits, knowledge, and experience a flutist can receive at the Wildacres Flute Retreat.