Julia has been a writer since she was eight years old, submitting pieces to the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. She would later earn a degree in Creative Writing, though for some time, writing continued to be a hobby (though a daily, passionate one), rather than a vocation.
As with most artists, she earned her income not through her art, but by working in the service industry, eventually landing a job in the wine industry at a business near Pike Place Market–where she would first meet Allison!
Julia got to watch almost daily Allison progress from just having begun her own gift department working for someone else, to developing her very own business and now working for herself! Meanwhile, Julia was gaining a deeper knowledge of wine, as well as beginning to write blog posts for her employer’s company.
She would eventually find herself working at a wine bar on Capitol Hill, where she now writes monthly newsletters for the bar’s multi-tiered wine membership. When she was then hired by Allison not only as the content writer for the Top Tier Gift website, but also to help with production, it felt like a match made in heaven!
Julia couldn’t be happier to get to work with one of the most thoughtful people she knows, while doing the thing that she loves: Writing! Getting to support a company that genuinely believes in community, as well as leaving the world better than you found it, has been incredible.
When not serving wine or content writing, you’ll find Julia wine tasting, hiking, reading, or writing her very first high fantasy novel.