Julie was born in 1950. She is also a Colorado native, growing up in Brush and later moving to Idaho Springs. Julie attended one year of college in Rangley, CO before beginning a career in the insurance industry. After Julie and Jerry started a family she began her long career as a stay at home mom. Jerry and Julie also owned and operated two small businesses. They owned a motel in Idaho Springs for twenty years and a Dairy Queen franchise restaurant in Arvada, CO for twenty six years. They were very hands-on owners of both successful businesses, and Julie became quite well known in the area for the quality and creativity of her ice cream cake decorating. Jerry and Julie have four adult daughters and fifteen grandchildren. They enjoy their grandchildren’s activities, travel, golf, and are active volunteers in their church community.