Julie joined Morten Group in 2019 as a facilitator for the Equity Institute.  As an actor in Chicago for over 20 years, Julie has performed at venues such as Victory Gardens, Northlight, Chicago Dramatists, Shattered Globe, Drury Lane, and 16th Street Theatre. As a writer, she works with 2nd Story, a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. As a teaching artist, she creates performance pieces and stories with collaborators ages 5 to 85.

She is the Education Director at Lifeline Theatre, and has designed numerous programs for kids on topics ranging from bullying prevention to etiquette.