Chairman of the board
Julie and her husband came on a medical mission trip to Honduras in late 1999 shortly after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country. It was on this trip that they met and fell in love with a little Honduran girl with a congenital heart defect. Through a series of miracles, they were able to bring Denia over to the United States for life saving heart surgery. Now permanently tied to Honduras through Denia and her family, Julie and her husband continued coming over the years to Honduras on various mission trips and to see the family.
As an artist, Julie always looked for ways to use art to help the people of Honduras. When she discovered Mi Esperanza, she knew she wanted to invest her time in this work. In 2011, she began working to establish the Jewelry Studio of Mi Esperanza. Since that time, she has become more involved in all aspects of Mi Esperanza and spends her summers in Honduras as well as two months in the winter each year training the women in the jewelry studio as well as helping where needed.
Julie is honored to be a part of Mi Esperanza and looks forward to many years of helping the women of Honduras.