Julie was born in Campbellford, Ontario. She attended both Public and High School in Norwood, Ontario. After graduating from Grade 12, she attended Paul Asta's Hairdressing School in Peterborough, Ontario. After graduating, she worked in a beauty salon in Norwood for 4 years, before she and a friend opened their own salon in Norwood in 1996 where she remains today. She married Peter LaRush of Havelock, August 17, 1996 and they reside at R.R. #2, Omemee, Ontario. Peter owns and trains race horses for a living with Julie helping in her spare time. They have no children.