From filing, invoices and working with vendors, Julian’s position has grown greatly with the company. She learned early on how to have a work-life balance when starting her career. Not only was she working at GAR Bennett and taking college courses, she was also coaching cheer and waitressing at a local restaurant. What started as a temporary position to fulfill hours as a senior in high school, later turned into a full-time position over the last two years. Julian primarily handles AP invoices for all the branches, ensuring any necessary materials are filed, printed, attached and sorted away. She reviews statements, sends out checks as needed, and manages counter sales invoices for all branches. If there’s any other projects left to do once these tasks are completed, she takes on the job head on, ready to get work done.

Born and raised in Sanger, Julian understands the importance of agriculture in our lives—especially in the Central Valley. Before graduating high school, she considered pursuing a career as a hairdresser. However, she was introduced to GAR Bennett by her mother, Karoline, and the rest was history. Though Julian’s background wasn’t necessarily in agriculture, she was introduced to the industry through the rodeo world. Her stepdad is a bull rider and cattle rancher, and many of her friends are involved in rodeo as well. She witnessed firsthand the importance of agriculture to our communities and knew this was an industry she wanted to be a part of.

As one of five girls and having two sets of parents, Julian lives a busy, family-oriented life. When she has spare time, she’s typically hiking up in Yosemite or riding bikes with her sisters. Her Maltipoo, Rover, also keeps her busy. Most of all, Julian is a foodie, enjoying any great food any time.

Julian is excited for all the new faces she has yet to meet since the merger started.

“I’ve always appreciated and enjoyed having a work family. Now, that family extends even further, and I can’t wait to get to know everyone.”