Julie has been a lover of theatre since she performed in her first play at Maryville College when she was in third grade. She is the sole theatre teacher at Ridgeway High School, and she has directed many productions there, as well at other venues throughout Shelby County. She also enjoys getting to be on-stage when time permits. Some of her favorite roles include Mrs. Jennings in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Theatre Memphis, and Myrna Thorn in RUTHLESS! at GCT. She has a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MA in theatre education from the University of Northern Colorado. She loves to travel, especially to NYC, and she is the proud Awnie to two handsome nephews. She is honored to be a part of the Ostrander process.