My name is Julie Gladney. I grew up in Lorain, Ohio, right across the street from majestic Lake Erie. I graduated from Lorain Catholic High School and went on to attend Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Although I greatly missed the Lake Erie shore, I soon fell in the love with the Appalachian rolling hills of Athens County, Ohio. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication and Human Services from Ohio University, in Athens. Soon after, I encountered problems with breastfeeding as a first time mother which was the first step that led me down the path of becoming a Lactation Consultant. I later added the certificate of Practical Nursing from Hocking College, in Nelsonville, Ohio. I currently live in Athens with my husband and our four living children ages 15, 11, 4 and 5 months plus one little light tucked in my heart. I love coffee, the beach and breastfeeding. I enjoy seeing live music and spending time with friends.