Diane has been in education her entire professional life. She has taught at every grade level from Pre-K to adults in graduate programs. Recently retired, her latest position was at a regional level as an Instructional Technology Coordinator. Diane and her husband are empty nesters, their daughter is a teacher in Phoenix and their son works for Sprint University in Seattle.
Julie has also been in education her whole career. She started out as a Speech Language Pathologist, and then moved into a third grade classroom, where she stayed until she retired last June. Julie and her husband have three children. Their daughter is an account executive with Origins and lives in Chicago. Their oldest son is an electrician living in sunny San Diego, and their youngest son is attending college in Wyoming.
Julie and Diane first met over 20 years ago at a party hosted by Julie’s sister and her husband, a colleague of Diane’s. They shared an immediate connection in their love of visual arts. Together over the years, they have worked and played together. Technology grants brought them together in their professional lives, as well as studying at the Summer Institutes for Discovery Star Educators. On a personal level, they have traveled together around the country and to Paris, enjoying the arts and being inspired by other cultures. One of their trips took them to the National Gallery in Washington, DC when they were offered a fellowship to study American Art of the 20th Century in the Summer Institute for Teachers.
Both Julie and Diane see enormous possibilities and potential for artists in the online world. With their extensive backgrounds in technology and their passion for the visual arts, they have been inspired to create options for local artists who want to reach a broader audience by helping them build an online presence.
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