HI, MY NAME IS…Julie Krouse.
I’VE LIVED IN SCOTTSDALE FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE…of the amazing people I’ve met since moving here.
A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES…going to the barn to spend time with my horse, work, and dinner with friends.
MY FAMILY IS…everything to me (well, most of my family)!
ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS…my close family members, my horse named Mikey (it’s Michael, when we disagree), my friends, and wine.
MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY IS… “Remember the Titans.” It never ceases to inspire me.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE…a vet.
THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT IS…oh geez, good question. I don’t think you want to find out.
THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… I’d say inspires me and I’m not sure I can pick just one. My daughter, I am a better person for having known her and she is truly an amazing human being. Simply being with her motivates me to be the best version of myself. My trainer, he believes in me and pushes me to achieve my goals. Because of him, I believe the growth he sees for Mikey and me is possible. My friends, for so many reasons. Martin Luther King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman…anyone who has dared to stand for what they believe in, or make the world a better place, despite the odds.
THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS…an episode of “Friends.”
THE PERFECT DAY IS…anything outdoors that involves friends, my close family, and/or my horse.
MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS…the Arizona Humane Society. This organization is incredible.
MY LIFE IS…pretty darn good. I have been blessed with a really wonderful network and start every day with my horse before work.
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS…my daughter.
MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE…anything tropical.
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED…oh boy, I’ve had so many people invest in my growth over the years it’s hard to say. At this moment, the piece of advice that comes to mind is, “Don’t worry about what others think of you, you will never be able to make everyone happy and if you try, you will lose yourself in the process.”