Julie has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Interior Design, 17+ years of hands-on construction and design experience, keeps up with latest trends and best practices in building technologies and is also currently an interior design instructor at Chatham University and gives education seminars for the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. Julie holds the Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) certification from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. The CKD is a professional certification and requires several years of combined industry and educational experience as well as continuing education credits.
In addition to being a National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Member, Julie is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, the Frank Lloyd Preservation Trust, Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation, and PennDot’s Adopt-a Highway program. Furthermore, Julie is dedicated to sustainable design and sustainability education. She has volunteered as a Sustainability Coordinator for K-12 programs, as a Faculty adviser for a USGBC Student Chapter, and most recently volunteered with the ERIE Design Collaborative, a week long sustainable design camp collaboration with Erie School District and the GBA’s Green and Healthy Schools Alliance.