Julie Black Petersen was born and raised in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, surrounded by loving family and dear friends. Following high school graduation (Go Brighton Bengals!) she attended Brigham Young University, where she studied communications and business. While at BYU, she went on a study abroad program to the BYU Jerusalem Center, where she met her future husband, David. After graduation, her husband‘s medical training took them to the beautiful Midwest where they spent five years in St. Louis, Missouri, and four years in Iowa City, Iowa. Since that time, they moved back to Utah and currently reside in Draper. Her life’s work and greatest joy has been raising their four amazing children, who are almost as awesome as their mom thinks they are! Julie has a deep love of family, friends, good food and the gospel of Jesus Christ!