Julie has lived in Kearney all her life. She taught science and math for 41 years at Kearney State College (UNK), and Kearney High School before retiring in 2018. She is married, with four children and three grandchildren. Her theater interests began in high school when she participated in productions of Oklahoma, Hello Dolly! and Guys and Dolls. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and making quilts. Lastly, she is very grateful that Steve Barth came back to Kearney to share his wisdom, experience and expertise.