Julie has enjoyed teaching and learning at Prescott College for decades. Her primary focus is in adventure education with her roots in experiential education and extended field courses. She has worked with groups of all ages, instructing a variety of technical outdoor pursuits. Julie currently serves as Prescott College's Field Risk Manager. She stays current in her field by attending conferences, risk management training and performing ongoing internal safety reviews. Prior to Prescott College she had nine seasons with Outward Bound and a number of years teaching outdoor education with private and public school groups in the western states. She also holds a Secondary Teacher's Certification in Arizona for Earth Science and instructs courses that develop student's skills at teaching and facilitating. She greatly appreciates watching others cultivate their love of wild places and the self discovery that takes place in these natural and experience-based settings.
Julie also has a passion and extensive background in yoga and teaches courses that incorporate yoga with outdoor pursuits. Julie holds a 500 hour teacher's certification from the American Viniyoga Institue and has approximately 1500 hours of training as a yoga teacher and over 2500 hours of teaching experience. She is the director of the Satya Yoga Teacher Training school that is certified by the Yoga Alliance, which allows her to offer 200 hour yoga teacher certification programs at Prescott College.
Master of Science degree in Experiential Education, from Mankato State University in Minnesota.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Outdoor Education and Program Administration, from Prescott College in Arizona.