Senior Development Officer
Beginning her tenure at Wilderness Inquiry as a volunteer and seasonal Outdoor Leader, Julie’s passion for Wilderness Inquiry’s mission has only grown over the years.
A former special education teacher, Julie Edmiston has been leading in the nonprofit sector for over a decade -- securing funds, overseeing operations, and developing programs. Intersecting her expertise in education, disability, and the outdoors, she has presented on a variety of topics such as Accessibility for People with Disabilities on National Parks and Public Lands, Policy and Systems Advocacy & Community Inclusion, and The Floating Classroom: Academic Engagement through Outdoor Learning. An effective leader who is passionate about access and inclusion in the outdoors, Julie strives to live out Wilderness Inquiry’s core values -- seeking the exceptional, paddling together, finding a way, and nurturing inclusion -- in her professional and personal life. Perhaps you will meet her in the office -- or with her yellow hat at the back of a North canoe!
MEd, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education, University of Minnesota
BS, University of Minnesota
Volleyball, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and walking with her husband and two daughters.