Julie Sullivan Brace has served on the FFOTM board as President, Vice President, Secretary and general member many times over the past 32 years. Additionally, she is Board Member Emeritus of The Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music, another non-profit organization she helped to co-found.
As a board member and co-founder of Pickin in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival, she holds a unique perspective and historic overview of the organization. She continues to serve as Festival Director for Pickin’ in the Pines, and was a festival director up until 2018. Her current purpose for being on the board at this time is to engage and inspire a younger audience to get involved with FFOTM to ensure the health and longevity of our organization for future generations.
Julie is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist since age 14. She currently plays bluegrass and folk music in several bands and loves traditionally based music in all its forms.
In addition to being a devoté of traditional music—especially bluegrass!—Julie has had a professional career as an art director and graphic designer for over 45 years. She currently works part-time at her own business, Shine Creative Industries, LLC. and has contributed her design skills to FFOTM and its programs in the past.
As a musical curator and director (her current passion), she has promoted hundreds of shows for many musicians in a variety of venues in both the Bay Area and Flagstaff. Her most recent venture is Roots & Boots Music Camp (RBMC) for adults, now in its 4th year.