Julie Barger began her career as a high end childrens fashion designer and business owner of Morfs Brand Clothing. After 15 years of designing, and selling her line to such stores as Barney’s, Nordstroms, Garnet Hill, Fred Segal, Kitson, and Target, and as a licensee for Sesame Street, Star wars, Marvel, and Disney, she decided to volunteer at her local shelter after business partners took over the day to day operations of her line. She bagan fostering kittens, and shortly thereafter worked part time as a front desk clerk. When a new Center was being built she was offered the position of Development Director and has been responsible for fundraising, donor relations and special events for 4 years now. She is responsible for raising almost 1 million in donations yearly. She has 2 adult daughters, 3 dogs and a cat and has lived in Lynchburg, Virginia for 25 years.