Based in Napa Valley, Julie brings a diverse perspective with 25 years of experience in international visual arts and events management. Julie has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Indiana University, and along with her business background, has always had a commitment and passion to the world of the arts.
Julie's primary work experience in the arts began during the 3 years she lived in Singapore. During this time, through her work with local Asian art companies, she studied Chinese antiquities as well as contemporary Asian fine art. Julie had the unique experience of marketing, developing and managing a gallery concept which was ultimately opened in the world famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. She returned to the US to open her own Asian art gallery in the renowned River North Gallery District in Chicago. Julie spent close to a decade traveling Southeast Asia seeking out and representing overseas artists, and supporting their works and cultures in her gallery.
Julie’s experience includes arts sourcing and marketing, private dining, curating culinary events, overseas logistical management, events marketing and management, building customer relationships, website development and social media marketing. Julie currently serves as Vice Chair of the Public Art Steering Committee for the City of Napa.