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2014 40 Under Forty: Julie Theriault

9/1/2014
Executive Director, Worcester Local First, Worcester

Birthplace: Quebec City

Residence: Worcester

High school: Jean- De-Brebeuf, Quebec City

Colleges and degrees earned:
Degree in jewelry design and gemology, College St. Henry, Montreal;
Certificate in business management, College Merici, Quebec

Career highlights: Managing a flagship retail store and upscale jewelry boutique to where I am today and everything in between. I am really proud of the career path I have led myself to.

Community involvement: Because of the nature of my work with Worcester Local First, I am involved with the community on a daily basis supporting locally owned businesses. My involvement also includes The Canal District Alliance Mardi Gras, as well as the community garden started with the Tatnuck Magnet School public library.

Ultimate career goal: To have a successful venture of my own.

Non-relative you admire most: Anyone who is working to make Worcester a better place, a place where people will be excited to visit and live. Tim Murray and John Giangregorio are two of them.

Favorite book: “Good to Great,” by Jim Collins

Hidden talents: I am a passionate gardener and a jewelry designer.

“If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … buy property in Quebec City and donate some of it to the organization I work for so we can achieve greater things.”