Julie Gugin is executive director of the non-profit, Minnesota Home Ownership Center. Prior to that, Julie was associate director of Wilder Foundation’s supportive housing division. She also was vice president and director of programs at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Julie received her B.S. in technical communications from the University of Minnesota and earned an MBA from Hamline University. She is a board member of the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. Julie also founded and is chairwoman of the Friends of Mounds Park. She was a regular on Parks & Trails Council’s Labor Day weekend bicycle tour.