Julie and her husband, Ryan, reside in Young Harris. They have a 10 and 3 year old, Leland and Lincoln, who keep their home filled with superheroes and nerf wars. Together they serve as associate and music pastors at North Mt. Zion Church In Hiawassee. Julie has been teaching at Towns County Schools for 9 years and has been blessed to work with such incredible educators. Her love for teaching began in 5th grade and it hasn’t stopped. She and her dance partner, A precious student, have reversed the role as teacher/student during Dancing with North Georgia Stars. Being in the school system, Julie sees how important the Foster Care System is and how impactful Enotah CASA is for the children of the community.
Mai is a dancer and choreographer at North Georgia danceArts. Mai has been dancing since the age of 6 and has traveled the country training under professional artists. She is 15 and a sophomore at Towns County High School.
Mai has attended workshops taught by famous dancers from well-known TV shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance” and “World of Dance”. She’s received many awards for her competitive performances and choreography. This past summer, Mai attended a 3-week program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she trained in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, Flamenco and much more. After high school, Mai plans to go to college and major in dance.