As the Development Director, Julie leads Life Essentials’ fundraising and community relations efforts. With 20 years of experience and a passion for helping to strengthen the Dayton community, she formerly served in development for SICSA Pet Adoption Center and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area. Julie also pursues her creative side as a jewelry artist. You’ll often find Julie at her store, Westlane Alley, at the 2nd Street Market. Indianapolis is Julie’s hometown and she has been in the Dayton area since graduating from the University of Dayton. Currently, she makes her home in Beavercreek with Jeff, her husband of 22 years.