Nominated 2013

Julie Good KrugerAfter graduating from Berlin High School in 1973, Julie continued her education earning a Bachelor of Arts in Classics (the study of antiquity) at St. Olaf College and went on to earn her Masters Degree in Divinity in 2012. She has been an entrepreneur and business owner since 1980. Julie started her collectibles design as the co-owner/designer/sculptor at Good-Kruger Dolls Inc. from 1980 -2000, selling dolls both nationally and internationally and earning numerous awards. She has been a free-lance designer for famous companies including Ashton-Drake Galleries, Danbury Mint, Disney, QVC, HSH and Silvestri. From 200-2004, Julie was Senior Manager of Product Development for the Doll Division at the Boyds Collection, Ltd. Continuing her career in design, Julie then became the owner/designer of Inglenook Tile Design, LLC for which she earned the SCORE Business Development Award in 2009. Then in 2013, Julie started yet another business titled, Julie Good-Kruger Designs which is a design house represented by a licensing company titled, The Buffalo Works.

Along with Julie’s design career, she is also a Clergy counselor. Julie’s success as an entrepreneur and owner of several businesses came with many hours of dedication and determination. She is truly an inspiration to all.

Julie’s advice to inspire others includes two messages: First, I have learned that everyone will experience success and failure, if you live long enough, but they are both teachers. Neither one defines a life. Second, I have never accomplished anything alone.