Julie joined Wapiti in March 2017. Prior to Wapiti, she had been the HIM Director at Appleton Area Health Services. She worked for many years as a medical transcriptionist, but as medical transcriptionists started being replaced with advanced technology, voice recognition and the electronic medical record, she decided to go back to school for medical coding. Julie obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree and earned her Registered Health Information Technician degree, discovering credentialing along the way.
Julie has two grown sons and welcomed her first grandson in 2017. She lives on a farm with cattle, horses, a few goats, ducks, chickens, and has many interests including fishing, gardening, horseback riding, reading, canning, baking and loves life on the farm.