| Director of Human Resources & Training
“At Columbia people are allowed to flourish and be the best version of themselves. I truly enjoy helping to guide employees down a successful career path.”
A seasoned human resources professional with two decades of industry experience, Julie brings an all-inclusive and strategic perspective to Columbia’s employee programs. Working closing with the principals of Columbia, Julie provides guidance on staffing plans, performance metrics, benefits, as well as training and development programs to help employees create long-term career plans with Columbia. A highly experienced communicator and problem solver, Julie believes the success of a company is closely linked to the development of strong working relationships, a healthy morale and a family friendly culture.
Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two “fur babies.” A proud owner of two coonhound puppies, Julie enjoys trips to the dog park and long walks with the dogs. An avid gardener, her coworkers love the bounty she shares from her garden in the summer, including fresh tomatoes, basil and mint. Julie loves winter cruising with her husband, they have gone on impressive 20 cruises and visited more than 25 islands over the past decade! In the summer, Julie vacations in Maine with her extended family – sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles - they are all there enjoying the beautiful summer retreat.