Julia was born and raised in northern Indiana and has a passion for wellness that led her into healthcare.
She graduated Manchester College with a Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology/Chemistry in 1993, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995. Most of her nursing career focused on cardiac care but Julia has Internal medicine training in complimentary and holistic medicine.
Julia earned her certified family nurse practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009. She has worked in family practice for 12 years, specializing in diabetes care and thyroid disease. She completed her post-master’s certificate in Endocrinology from Duke University in 2021.
Julia is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau honors society, International Nurses Association and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.