Julie began her insurance career with her father’s independent brokerage specializing in large contractors and surety. She continued to learn the industry including specializing in equine farm & mortality and restaurants. Ultimately she opened her own general independent insurance agency in Gig Harbor, Washington. Her family recently moved to the Tri-Cities area. Julie is very excited to be back in Eastern Washington having attended Central Washington University. Julie joined PayneWest Insurance as an account coordinator in 2015 with 30 years’ experience in the industry. Julie enjoys spending time with husband and three daughters. An avid horse rider, she also enjoys gardening, antique shopping, and her daughter’s ballet. She works with animal rescues and the American Heart Association.