Julie is a founder and principal at Resource Dimensions a woman-owned Gig Harbor-based economics, community economic development and resource planning firm specializing in land use, conservation, natural and social capital, and sustainability planning. She has taught, developed, analyzed, directed, and advised on programs, laws, policies, and funds that span the human interface between the natural and built environment.
She holds a PhD in economics and a MS in land use planning from the University of Edinburgh, an LLM and MEM in resource economics and policy from Duke University, and a BS summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota. CFRE-certified since 1989, she has developed over $98M in funds for various organizations. Considered a leader in the evolution of conservation easements, she has helped assure the protection of some 2-million acres of land across North America.
One of four founding members of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, Julie supports the school’s board and staff School’s staff as liaison between the GGHF Board of Directors and the organization’s Core Area Boards, in addition to providing guidance on grants and core development initiatives.
*Pictured with her daughter Ariel, a GHHS and Franklin University-Switzerland graduate, and GGHF Curious by Nature School volunteer.