Mary was raised in a close-knit family. She always enjoyed meeting new people which was a great asset as her family moved often. She married her high school sweetheart, Steve, after graduating college. Mary was a retail manager before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her three daughters, and now has three beautiful grandchildren. Her kids benefited from her outgoing nature and her can-do attitude. Blessed with many natural talents, Mary excelled in organizing her kids’ activities and endeavors, and focused her creativity through her love of landscaping and interior design. With a flare for business, she managed a health club including its marketing and accounting needs. Mary has always devoted herself to women and children in many service organizations, and still continues to fight for those causes, especially for families with special needs children. Mary has a passion for life and loves to laugh and tell stories, making people around her feel needed and loved.
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Julie is the oldest of seven kids. She was born loving people and music. Raised in a college town, her parents felt that the arts were very important in the quality of their lives. So they exposed Julie by taking her to all of the college cultural events and kept their home full of art, books, and music. Julie fell in love early in her life and married Gary at the age of twenty. Always wanting to be a Mom, she became one at twenty-one, and by the age of thirty had completed their family of two boys and two girls. Staying home with the crew was always her dream and what she still considers the most important thing she will do while on the planet. As her children left home, she became a birth and post-partum doula and started her own business, New Beginnings. Julie did that for ten years and supported and guided women as they birthed their babies. Although her doula work was very fulfilling, it was an extension of her mothering, and she dreamed of doing something that was about Julie, as a woman and a person. Then at the age of fifty, Gary bought her a Fender electric guitar as per her bucket list, and those creative juices that had been simmering all those years started to flow. Julie began to make music.