Julia has been an early childhood educator since 1994. Julia has developed early childhood programs and facilities for children 3 months to 5 years of age within the Sea to Sky Corridor. She has worked as classroom teacher, teacher mentor, capital projects coordinator in the construction of faciltiies and Executive Director operating multiple sites and programs. Julia began teaching at Capilano University in January 2009. Prior to this she has taught as a sessional instructor for the University of Victoria, School of Child and Youth Care and continues to provide workshops and training for parents, educators and business leaders in the area of early childhood development both in the Lower Mainland and the Sea to Sky corridor. In addition to her work with Capilano University, Julia is the coordinator for the Sea to Sky Putting Children First Initiative, a learning initiative that focuses on community mobilization in ECD and improving outcomes for children and families 0-6 years of age. Julia also works as a Field Consultant for the HighScope Research Foundation, training educators in the HighScope Preschool Curriculum Model in Canada and the United States. She is also the coordinator for the HighScope Teacher Education Centre for Western Canada. Julia’s volunteer work has included; member of the Advisory Committee for the development of Aboriginal Head Start in British Columbia, Supported Child Development Advisory Committee for the Sea to Sky Corridor and Whistler for Youth. Julia lives in Brackendale with her spouse and two sons.