Julie was one of the founders of Summit Dog Rescue, a foster-based, all-breed dog rescue in Boulder, Colorado. It is through her experience with dog rescue that she became interested in formalizing her knowledge of dog training and behavior. Julie crossed paths with Kari by attending a workshop for dog foster families in 2014 and joined Wag & Train shortly thereafter. Julie believes in the power of training to improve both the lives of dogs and their people. She wants to help people improve their understanding of their dog and believes that training is a powerful method to keep dogs in their homes, which means out of shelters.
Julie continues to volunteer for animal welfare organizations and is currently on the board of directors of the Colorado Horse Rescue as well as serving as a foster for Summit Dog Rescue.