Originally from Minnesota, Julie grew up on residential real estate in the Midwest. Her father was a lifelong residential building contractor and as a teenager she spent summers working alongside his crew to get homes ready for new owners. Her mother has been selling real estate for decades and is still working at the tender age of 90.
Julie moved to Arizona 15 years ago and found that she loves the climate and the people. She misses the lakes and “up north” cabin trips from her years in Minnesota, but she’s found new and beautiful things to enjoy in the desert, including but not limited to a year-round golf season. “My handicap hasn’t improved much but I still enjoy playing when I have time”.
Julie attended college in Minneapolis and graduated with highest honors from Augsburg University. She holds degrees in Industrial Relations and German. Prior to practicing real estate, she worked in qualitative market research and, later, as the executive director of a private family foundation.
Julie has extensive knowledge of the luxury home markets in North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. While she specializes in luxury golf course communities, she
has vast experience throughout the Valley. “My passion is getting people where they want to be in life, whether that is selling a current home or buying a new residence.”
During much of her adult life in Minneapolis, Julie was involved with several charitable organizations, including PACER Center, which assists in advocacy for children and young adults with disabilities. This is a cause that is near and dear to her heart. She also chaired the Symphony Ball, the annual fundraising event for the Minnesota Orchestra. Here in Arizona, Julie has served as a past board member of The Estancia Club and is currently actively involved at Paradise Valley Country Club. She has supported The Desert Botanical Gardens, The Phoenix Art
Museum and served as a volunteer with The Honor Ball Committee.