Julie Carlson

Julie has lived in Tauranga for over 25 years but was raised in Katikati where she still has significant ties with business interests and extended family. Julie is married to John and has two adult children. Julie holds a Bachelor of Management degree and worked in marketing and strategy before returning to Tauranga. She worked for a local business for several years before joining the family business, Puma Darts, 17 years ago. 

Julie is currently Deputy Chair of the BOP Garden and Arts Festival and has been involved in the past in school PTA’s, and the business and export community. Julie has completed four IOD governance courses and completed a Level 2 certificate in te reo in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her friends and family, her garden, yoga and walking/biking adventures. 

Julie has a strong community focus and a passion for helping others, with a special interest in the environment and the arts. She is excited to join Acorn and wants to play a role in improving the well-being of our region.