Julie was born in 1980 and raised in Binscarth, daughter of Don & Audrey Salyn. She played five years, 1998—208 at the University of Manitoba where her team won bronze, silver and two gold medal at Nationals. In 2001, Julie played with the National “B” team, then continued on to play in 2003 with the National Senior team.
Julie participated in the Olympic qualification tourney in Puerto Rico, and played at the World University Games in south Korea. From August 2006—April 2007 Julie played in the top professional league in Sweden, the Netherlands and France.
Julie now makes her home in Europe, where she continues to play professional volleyball.