As a NOLS Wilderness Medicine instructor, Julie teaches both Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT courses. She has a degree in forestry and started her outdoor career working as a forester and wildland firefighter in NW Montana. She later worked in the outdoor studies program at St. Lawrence University, where she field-directed an outdoor immersion semester in the Adirondacks. Julie also coordinated the outdoor program at Miami University of Ohio and continues to lead international expeditions to Mexico and New Zealand, in between teaching courses for NOLS Wilderness Medicine. She keeps her medical skills up to date by working as a ski patroller in Big Sky, Montana, during the winters.