After 20 years in the health care industry, 11 in medical/surgical and the final 3 years as a Director, Julie also worked in the telecommunications industry while transitioning to a lifestyle in the Hunter Valley.

Together with her husband, Stephen, Julie was involved in developing a business focused on natural skin care and pure olive oil soaps. The pleasure and interest in discovering the many native plants in the Laguna area including Geebung and others has led to an interest in health giving native plants and natural remedies.