Julie was born a fourth-generation pilot from Evergreen, Colorado. She initially pursued a degree in Business Communications from the University of Colorado, where she had big dreams of living in the mountains and owning her own business.
Aviation was always in the back of Julie’s mind but there was hesitation due to the high cost. Watching her father’s career as a 787 Captain for United Airlines, she was constantly inspired by his passion, ultimately motivating Julie to become a pilot herself. Regardless of her fears, she took a leap of faith and hasn’t looked back since.
Julie moved to Florida in 2019 to receive all of her ratings, then moved to Arizona in January 2020 to flight instruct here locally in Scottsdale. She started with SCA in June and is proud to be part of the team. She takes pride in creating a positive, comfortable, and fun space for her students to explore aviation at their own pace.