Julia Kruper is a simple woman. She loves reading, coffee, and the Oxford comma. She joined KPS3 in 2011 and currently acts as an account manager, supporting clients and their projects through public relations, project management, writing, and research. Julia's passion for research (and a more unsettling passion for the Muppets) exudes through her office walls. On a typical day, Julia can be found wearing her Kermit the Frog headphones, singing to herself, and working furiously on anything from a press conference agenda to a focus group report. There is also a good chance a cup of coffee will be nearby.
A Reno native, Julia absconded with her one true love, Mark Twain, to Washington and graduated from the University of Puget Sound with her bachelor’s degree in English Literature. In college, Julia managed the university’s Phone-a-Thon, a nonprofit program that raises money for student financial aid. She was also nominated for the Writing Excellence Award and was an active member of the varsity crew team. She volunteered as an advocate for the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County and now spends her free time assisting the Committee to Aid Abused Women as a member of their Board of Directors.
Before settling in at KPS3, Julia tried to develop her green thumb at Moana Nursery, where she worked as the marketing and rewards manager. Their Plant Doctors appreciated her mettle, but feared for her office plants. Julia managed the company’s customer rewards program and coordinated the nursery’s weekly educational seminars and other special events. She was responsible for all in-house marketing initiatives and communications for Moana’s Landscape Division and three Garden Centers.
When Julia isn't at the office, you can find her in a coffee shop with a book, on the porch with friends and a board game, or in the kitchen trying (very hard) to bake.