She always knew that she wanted to work with children or animals. Julie graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Special Education. She taught students who were blind or visually impaired in the Chicago area for 5 years before having two children, Jake and Maddie. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Greg, for over 20 years and her children are now 17 and 14. She decided that she wanted to go back to school to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology at Columbus State Community College. She is so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with very special children and now, to work with wonderful animals and their families.