Julie first joined Getaway Trekking as a client in 2008, set to embark on her first ever trek – to cross the Kokoda Track. It wasn’t long before she discovered her calling and decided to take the necessary steps to become a Trek Leader. One month later she was back in PNG, and trekked Kokoda again as an assistant to Wayne.
With 10 years teaching experience at schools in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Julie is going into the 2010 year as a Grade 5 teacher.
Helping others to meet their challenge and achieve their goals is something she gets a real kick out of, whether it be in the classroom or on the track – seeing people grow is a joy to be involved in. With a background in massage, Julie has added to her skills by completing an Advanced Wilderness First Responder course.
On a more personal level, Julie is mum to two terrific kids – Adam and Rach, she loves kickboxing, getting to the gym, dancing and loud music, getting out in the garden and the outdoors, as well as raising a whole array of animals, considered to be family of course.