A Council Bluffs native, Julie Donnelson-Bond graduated from Lewis Central in 1985, received her B.A. in Music from Washburn University of Topeka in 1989, and her Master of Music in Piano Performance from UNO in 1998. She has been teaching piano since 1987, and is a retired piano technician.
Julie is currently the Iowa Music Teachers Association Membership Chair and President of the Southwest Iowa Music Teachers Association. In her spare time, she enjoys working on home improvement projects, gardening, canning, furniture refinishing, and record collecting.