Administrative Operations Director

Julie Slade

Julie graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts with a B.A. in English Literature. After a whitewater rafting trip through Brown’s Canyon and the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River opened her eyes to learning-through-living outdoor experiences she became a whitewater rafting guide; happily exploring the rivers of the Southwest and New Zealand. Eventually she came off the river to begin a career in corporate customer service team management and project management, which naturally (?) lead to her becoming a licensed massage therapist and day spa owner. Immediately prior to joining Hurricane Island Center for Science & Leadership, Julie was the Spa & Recreation Director and a member of the Executive Operating Committee at a prestigious coastal Maine resort. 

Her position as Administrative Operations Director with HICSL renews her spirit every day. Being part of the HICSL mission, seeing students and adults fall in love Hurricane Island, and supporting the team of HICSL Directors and Staff makes her “cup runneth over” in the employment (and life) department. Julie lives in Rockport on Chickawaukie Pond with her partner Nathan and his teenage son, their dog Emma, and kitties Lilly and Yahtzee.