Julie was born in Detroit and moved to Muskegon in her early teens. She married her high school sweetheart and they have 2 daughters, all who are graduates of Mona Shores High School. She is a proud member of the Viking Linne Lodge #57 where she volunteer bar tends and serves on several committees. She spends her other free time with her girls or going on adventures with her family. Julie has her cats named Magee, Sadie and Benny and a guinea pig named Rosie.