Julie grew up in Beavercreek near Oregon City. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Linfield College and completed her nurse-midwifery master’s program through Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. Her diverse experience includes international volunteer positions in Guatemala, Sierra Leone and Ecuador, as well as working with the immigrant and refugee communities in Portland and Texas.
Julie is honored to bear witness to the strength and resiliency of the human body and spirit and to be there for women during some of their most vulnerable times. She enjoys supporting women in following their instincts during physiologic birth, as well as promoting postpartum care and wellness—particularly pelvic floor health and rehabilitation. Julie also enjoys focusing on preventative medicine, including health lifestyle choices, nutrition and movement and is passionate about providing reproductive health care services to refugee and internationally displaced women.
Julie and her husband have two small children and enjoy spending as much time outdoors together as possible. Her husband is a dancer and musician, and Julie is a member of the Cuban and Brazilian dance company Axe Dide. She speaks Spanish and has traveled extensively through Central and South America.