Get to Know Julie
Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE, is the President and CEO of First Things First, a non-profit dedicated to helping people have healthy relationships.
For more than twenty years, Julie has led the team at First Things First with the aim of equipping people with the tools they need to grow healthy, thriving relationships in every season of life. She impacts hundreds of thousands of people each week through her Chattanooga Times Free Press family column and as host of JulieB TV, a YouTube-based talk show that focuses on all things relational.
As a passionate advocate for families, Julie currently chairs the Board of Directors for the National Association for Relationship & Marriage Education. She presented at the White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth, and testified on Capitol Hill about the benefits of marriage.
Julie is a nationally sought-after speaker at conferences, parenting seminars and marriage retreats where she gives talks on strengthening marriage, preparing for parenthood and navigating the complexities of motherhood. Internationally, Julie has presented at the World Congress for Families in Amsterdam and at International Smart Marriages Conferences. She is known for offering relatable and practical advice based on both her professional and personal experiences.
Julie and her husband Jay have been happily married since 1989 and enjoy making memories with their adult daughter, Ashley.
Watch Julie's story here.