Julie began her career as a computer programmer after graduating Magna Cumme Laude from Tulane University. While raising 3 children, she returned to school to study accounting, passed the CPA exam in 1986 and became licensed as a certified public accountant in Louisiana. Once again she returned to school to obtain a Masters Degree in Accounting in order to teach accounting at the college level. Julie taught accounting at Tulane University, Loyola University, and a community college in New Orleans before relocating to Kalispell in 1994. Julie opened her Montana CPA office in Kalispell in 1995 where she specializes in business and individual taxation. She also provides bookkeeping and payroll on Quickbooks, business consultations, and estate and gift tax planning.