Julie Cole provides support to the executive team and the organization in general. Prior to joining Community Partners, she worked primarily in the field of land use planning and development. Julie was inspired to seek a professional position in the nonprofit sector after ten years as a volunteer docent with two organizations, leading walks to educate and advocate for historical resources and preservation in the City of Santa Monica and for natural resources and conservation in Topanga State Park. Julie holds a B.S. from California State University, Northridge, in health science, with a focus on environmental and occupational health. Her passions include hiking, exercise, gardening, and nature.