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Julie was born and raised in Milwaukie, Oregon, and lived in Eugene in the late ’90s. Julie is the proud mother of 2 gingers, a 17-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter. After years of living in Arizona, Julie and her family made their way back to Eugene in December 2015. Julie worked for over 15 years in the medical field as a Phlebotomist, Technician, Trainer, and Community Development Liaison, where she was responsible for outreach and public relations.

In early 2016, Julie started volunteering at Cascades Raptor Center (her son’s love for raptors was a driving force). She volunteered as an animal care team member, as well as helping to organize several Raptor Center events. In February 2017, she became a staff member. With her vibrant personality, creative thinking, and relationship-building skills, she has made a positive effect on the organization. Like others at the Center, Julie wears many hats: planning events, fundraising, donor relations, management, and working closely with others on future planning for the center. She enjoys being creative, hiking, and experiencing the local food scene and arts of Lane County.

Julie Collins