Julie Falcon lives near Independence with her husband Tom Halverson. They raised two sons on their small acreage keeping everyone busy growing Christmas trees. As a hobby, Julie raises chickens and gardens. Her occupation had been working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in ten Iowa counties holding the positions of Soil Conservation Technician, Soil Conservationist, and District Conservationist. She retired from NRCS after 37 years and is now a consultant and an associate of ManPlan, a technical service provider to landowners on resource concerns.