Julie Lockhart loves adventures, especially in wild places. Raised in the Chicago area, Julie moved west to Bellingham in 1982. She spent 26 years in the Department of Accounting at Western Washington University, where she developed and taught an award-winning course on environmental accounting. As Department Chair from 2000 to 2008, Julie instigated a new graduate program and spent time on donor relations to fund student scholarships and faculty research.
During the last years of her professional career, Julie served as Executive Director of WinterSpring, a grief support nonprofit in Southern Oregon, where she honed her skills in all aspects of running and funding a small nonprofit. She also volunteered for the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy for 12+ years, nine of which were on the Board, with two stints as Treasurer. Julie holds a BS and MAS in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
Julie and her husband, Asha Slater, moved to Port Townsend in August 2021. In her retirement, she enjoys hiking and traveling, playing jazz and blues piano, and writing creative nonfiction.