Julia grew up in the wheatbelt town of Katanning. She came to Perth to further her studies and after successfully completing a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing and International Business, she has held various roles in small to medium sized enterprises. She also has a strong grant writing and economic development background in the local government sector.
Given her business background and love for organics, Julia opened an organic retail store in 2014, The Little Big Store. During this time, she noticed a monopolised system was evident in the organic wholesale market, so has since gone on to create an online wholesale platform in the hopes to decentralise the market and give some level of certainty back to the primary producers, processors and retailers.
She is also a Director on the Organic Industries Australia Board with the hopes to see the West Australian organic sector recognised at a national level and improve the current standards in Australia’s domestic and international markets.