Julie started her career in the death care profession in 2006 when she took a job as an office administrator for a busy funeral home in her hometown of Seattle. Within a year she was running the office of the busy combo with aspirations of going to Mortuary school. In 2009 she graduated as Valedictorian of the mortuary program at Mt. Hood Community College, with her Associates of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and is a Certified Life Coach.
Julie has spent over a decade helping families who suffered a loss, working as a licensed funeral director/embalmer in the Pacific Northwest.
In her previous career, Julie discovered first hand how short life truly is and how essential it is to make the most of the time we have. Like many moms, Julie often struggled to find balance between motherhood, her career and herself. Dedicated to making a change, Julie was able to cut through the stress and refocus her priorities.
As a social media content creator, Julie is empathetic to parents who need some support realigning their priorities. She is dedicated to helping her clients reduce stress in order to create balance in their lives. She likes to remind people "we're ALL a work in progress" and is the first to admit that she embraces her own journey with open arms.
She is the proud mama to a 6 year old son who she co-parents with his dad. When she's not with her son or coaching, she enjoys traveling, watching football.
Social Media Marketing offers a unique way to help you examine your life choices, values and challenges from a fresh perspective. Your coach helps you reevaluate and reshape your life to insure that your choices align with your values.
Social Media presence relies on consistency. Consistency takes time out of your already busy life as a funeral director.
It is not my desire nickel and dime you. In fact, my hope is to spend anywhere from 6-12 months working alongside you to help encourage growth in your social media presence and then handing over the reigns!
While both traditional and social media marketing offer
Traditional Marketing (Newspaper, Nursing Home/Church Bulletins, TV, Radio) first of all, it costs big bucks! It is also nearly impossible to track whether or not your monies have actually brought in new clients.
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), however, is free! Even paid social media ads are very inexpensive. Social Media creates a fluid connection with your community, that means we can make changes easily and without monetary consequence.
Catacomb Creative was designed for funeral homes looking to establish a social media presence as well as for funeral homes ready to take their social media presence to the next level. The aim is to provide an honest connection between myself and my clients where clients feel like they're talking to a friend.
Julie's ultimate goal is to help funeral homes smoothly transition into the social media marketing world in an affordable and personal way.
To help funeral homes magnify their social media presence through use of unique and engaging content.
Due to the nature of our profession I am aware that I may encounter personal and sensitive information about my clients. It is my proclamation to protect the identity and privacy of the firms I serve.