Julia Backus serves as a coordinator in the Grand Rapids office and provides account support to multiple consumer clients including New Holland Brewing Company, Green Giant Fresh, Inventure Authentic Foods, Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, Bridge Street Market and Neuropeak Pro.
She joined the firm after working with the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey organization for two seasons as a community relations assistant. Passionate about giving back to the community around her, Julia continues to work with local nonprofits including Kids Food Basket, the Boys and Girls Club and most closely, Has Heart, an organization that helps veterans become creative entrepreneurs through art.
Julia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations from Grand Valley State University in 2017. As an undergraduate student, she spent a year serving as VP of Chapter Development for the universities Public Relations Student Society of America’s chapter. She also spent a time interning with the Flint Firebirds OHL, Genesee Intermediate School District and with the Grand Rapids Griffins during their 2017 Calder Cup Championship season.
You can often find Julia listening to a funny podcast (and laughing to herself at her desk), drinking a café miel or contemplating getting a dog. Her guilty pleasure is watching ungodly amounts of reality TV, as she states it’s the perfect drama entertainment without actually being involved!