Julien was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was introduced to skiing at age 7 through the public schools subsidized ski program at Ski Santa Fe. It was love at first turn and Julien has been chasing deep powder and good mogul lines ever since. Julien grew up fascinated by weather and studied physical geography with a focus on meteorology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Tracking storms is one of Julien's great passions, especially when it helps lead to fresh turns for all! When he isn't skiing or chasing storms, Julien can usually be found cooking (especially any New Mexican recipe with red and green chile!), playing tennis, or fly-fishing. Julien is an avid traveler and fluent in Spanish and conversational in German.