Julie was born in Halifax, NS and is the youngest of ten children. She grew up in Head of St. Margaret's Bay and currently lives in Chester Basin. Julie has celebrated 30 years of marriage with her husband Mike and is a mother to Andrew, Emily, Matthew and mother-in-law to his wife Anne.
Professionally, Julie has over 30 years retail and operational experience in senior management throughout a diverse group of industries including farmers' markets, energy, transportation, large retail and construction sectors. She is a specialist in business change management with recognized strengths in team leadership, strategic planning and implementation. Julie also has extensive experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Through years of volunteering with the local church, community outreach organizations, Julie believes that the greatest investment you can make is in people. She has passionately been an advocate for small business incubation, agriculture and the local food movement.