Julie Strasser Dixon, Portland, Oregon, background is in marketing for sports and packaged goods companies. She was Nike, Inc.s first advertising manager and co-founded Sports Incorporated, which eventually became Adidas America. Julie holds a B.A. in English from U.C.L.A. and a M.S. in Journalism from USC. Julie is a bestselling author and has written and sold screenplays. A past board member of Portland State University and The Northwest Academy, Julie currently serves on the boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting, Community of Writers, Oregon Sports Authority and Wordstock. She is also a founding member of the Circle of Giving for the OHSU Center for Womens Health.