Julie began working as a travel agent for an agency in Champaign, IL in 1989. During her time there she also taught travel geography at Parkland College. In 1994, she began her career in Social Services, but always wanted to return to the travel field in some fashion. In 2009, she began working for Travel Discoveries as an independent contractor. In January of 2016, she purchased the business with co-owner, Amy Reetz. Julie has traveled to 48 states including Alaska and Hawaii, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba, Africa, Australia, South America, China and 25+ countries in Europe. She has had strong connections with Door County, Wisconsin for many years. She loves sharing her passion for travel. She lives in Cissna Park and has one daughter, Shelby.