Julie received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College in 1976 and a Master of Architecture degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1979. After graduation Julie worked for eleven years at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago. As an Associate in the firm, Julie managed the in-house proprietary computer software applications for architects, computer training and software testing. Julie also worked at the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism from 1988 to 1992 as a computer graphics consultant to the fellows at the Institute.
Julie joined Wheeler Kearns in 1993, where she wears the hats of office manager, personnel and public relations coordinator, and project assistant. A Chicago native, Julie is married to one of the bosses. Dan and Julie have two children, Jack and Annabel.