Julie is a Sales Learning Business Partner who works for SAP, a global software company based in Germany, where she designs creative sales collateral and strategic communications for global change and transformational learning programs. She is an SAP Academic Advisory Board Member at The University of Findlay and Organization Development Board Member at Bowling Green State University. Julie is a Prosci Certified Change Management Professional and Certified Design Thinking Coach. She graduated from The University of Findlay with a degree in Technology Management and Bowling Green State University with an Executive Master’s degree in Organization Development.
In addition to her role at SAP, Julie is the Chief Marketing Officer at Stickory, a premier pet sitting company owned by her husband David and is the Owner & Chief Empathy Officer at Change Bytes, a leadership coaching company – both located in Findlay. Julie has an incredible passion for design, so in her free time you will find her working on design projects in her 1903 Colonial Revival home, which she has lovingly named Mabel On Main. Julie and her husband David are “Findlay Faithfuls” and they have one daughter, Megan, 32, who resides in Kentucky. They also recently rescued a 100-pound English Setter named Huck Hendricks, so you will find her on social sharing a day in the life of a rescue dog or hosting monthly community pack walks.
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Ideal Day in Findlay
My ideal day starts with a 4-mile dog walk down South Main Street, followed by a run around Donnell Pond. Then, it’s off to Jeffrey’s Antique Gallery to browse for a couple hours, followed by a trip to Lowes to buy all the essential outdoor project materials for a super cool home renovation project. Once the project is complete, the husband and I walk downtown for dinner at Bistro on Main, then take in a show at either The Fort Findlay Playhouse or Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. After the show, we walk home but hear some live music at Logan’s Irish Pub, so we stop for a moment to listen before we hit up our favorite bartender for a nightcap at Mancy’s.
What is your favorite event?
My favorite event in Findlay is the Flag City BalloonFest because there’s nothing like waking up on a Saturday morning to see the sky painted with beautiful hot air balloons.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
My favorite restaurant is Bistro on Main for the dark, cozy vibe, undeniably awesome food, and patio cocktails.
Favorite Findlay quirk/fun fact?
Findlay is credited with having Ohio’s first roadside park, which was marked a historic spot back in 1999. The marker reads “Ohio’s First Roadside Park 1936” and is located on State Route 68, just north of State Route 15.
Favorite Findlay/Hancock County Hidden Gem
My favorite hidden gem in Findlay is Donnell Pond because it may be small, but it is the purest form of peace and tranquility. It’s where so many people go to walk their dogs, sit on a bench to be alone and think, have a picnic with family, search for tadpoles, and it’s where victories are celebrated for so many different sporting and community events.