Safe Families for Children
Safe Families Director
Julie was raised in Omaha, adopted at birth by a couple who also cared for her birth mother.
She loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband Kenny, who she met on a blind date, her daughter Jessica, and her grandson Leif. She also enjoys Mexican food, reading, gardening, and spending warm, sunny moments on the porch with her 15-year-old beagle.
As a child, Julie read The Boxcar Children books over and over. Her favorite adult books are The Restoration Series by Terri Blackstock.
One of her favorite sayings is "A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine,” which was said over and over when her daughter was a teenager.
What motivates Julie in her work? Making a difference in others’ lives. She’s come to the right place for that!