Julie was raised in the Midwest but, her life being consumed by theater, found herself in New York not long after college. Twenty years of acting, directing and managing small theater companies led her to start her own production company, Julie and Friends, which not only produced theater but corporate and social events as well. Since starting production of the Sports and FitnessTech Summit at CES, her conference has grown from 1500 square feet in 2011 to over 15,000 square feet this year. Her strong commitment to her sponsors and her determination to put on a great show has made the FitnessTech conference increasingly a “must see” event at CES. A former board member, she still finds time to remain active with the League of Professional Theatre Women.