I'm so excited to be the newest member of the Outdoor Mindset team as the Community & Programs Manager! I am passionate about everything outdoors, health/wellness, and travel. My motto is to celebrate every moment because life is short. My best friend is a black lab named Toby. We can often be found strolling around Wash Park in Denver or playing in the Rocky Mountains. This year is exciting not only because I scored an awesome new job with OM, but because I'm tying the knot with my fiance’, Fletcher.
My professional background is quite diverse and includes experiential marketing, social media strategy, key account management, and corporate event management. I am excited to combine my professional aspirations with my passion for the outdoors. With my strengths in planning and program execution, I am dedicated to creating an active and empowered community for those affected by neurological challenges and their supporters.
My personal connection to OM’s mission and values
Well, first off, I love playing outside whether it’s playing soccer, riding bikes, hiking with Toby, skiing, or scuba diving. I am also a supporter for a couple people who have been affected by neurological challenges. Staying connected to others and enjoying the outdoors has helped us to keep moving forward.
What I’m looking forward to in my new role at OM
Meeting all of you, obviously! And the launch of the new website and community page, as well as new and improved programs. I am committed to listening what keeps all of you, our members, engaged and excited. I am your advocate, cheerleader, and sounding board. I hope to add new members from across the globe for you to connect with. And last, I will be seeking out new ways to add value to your membership of this amazing community of OM-ers.
Life outside the office in 6 questions - ready, go!
What’s the coolest place I have visited? In 2009-2010, I took a year off of work to travel the world. I visited every continent (including Antarctica-see pic above) except Africa. My favorite place would have to be New Zealand because of all the idyllic beaches, remote hiking trails, organic farms, and vineyards. We cruised around the North and South island in a camper van. Patagonia and Antarctica give NZ a run for it’s money too!
What do I love about teaching yoga? I love sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with others. It’s so easy to forget to slow down and breathe. Yoga teaches us to be mindful and to flow with whatever the world presents to you. My favorite pose to wind down after biking or hiking all day is a deep hip opening, like pigeon.
What do most people not know about me? I’m deathly afraid of ketchup. My long lost ancestor was a law partner of Abraham Lincoln. In elementary school, I rode my bike to school everyday carrying my trombone. All are true!
What new outdoor pursuits would I like to learn? Road biking, triathlons, and skate skiing.
What are my favorite foods? Avocado, dark chocolate, cheese and mango.
If I were an animal what would I be? Hmmmm…I would have to go with a dolphin. I like to have fun, ride the wave of life, and explore.
I am available Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am - 5:00pm MST and Fridays, 9:00am - 4:00pm MST. Feel free to contact me at OM main line, 720-251-4166 or Julie@outdoormindset.org. Drop me a line and introduce yourself. I’d love to hear what makes you tick: your favorite yoga pose, outdoor endeavor, coolest place you’ve been, your pets, favorite foods, what you would like the OM community to look like, etc.
I hope to see you out on the trails soon. Ready, set, Let's Live Big!