Julia began volunteering at Swiftsure when she moved to the area in Fall 2020 and joined the team full-time at the beginning of January 2021. She is currently working on her PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification, as well as her master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with a focus on Recreation Therapy through North Carolina State University where her courses are primarily online. Julia graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in 2016. Her background is in municipal recreation, outdoor adventure, and nature-based education. Julia is an outdoor enthusiast. When she’s not at the ranch you’ll find her hiking, camping, fly fishing, snowboarding, and of course, riding horses.