2013 Speaker's list
Throughout her sporting career, Julia completed a degree at Dalhousie University and Graphic Design at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Her business career started in 2005 when she opened Queen Street Studios which served as a collective for independent creative professionals in the HRM. In 2007 she joined Queen Street Studios with a web development firm called Norex and with partner Brandon Kolybaba, grew the one business to eventually be three.
In 2009, Julia took over to lead Norex's sister company SheepDog as Chief Executive Officer, working with North American Enterprise clients in their technology implementation and development.
In 2012, Julia moved back to Norex to help lead the growth into new markets for clients in web development.
Julia and her partner Leah Skerry have also launched Pursu.it, a crow-funding platform for Canadian Athletes which has raised over 100,000 for athletes in less than eight months and Hashpi.pe a social sharing platform that brings all #hashtagged content on the web together.
In addition to business Julia stays involved in the community as a member of the Premier's Economic Advisory Council, as Vice Chair of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Board of Governors as Vice Chair of Marketing for CanoeKayak Canada, and as a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
In 2012, Julia was recognized for her efforts as a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.