Julie Costello joined the Like Media family in December 2018 as the director of sales and marketing for 253 Lifestyle Magazine, bringing with her years of experience and expertise.
“I have worked in a number of industries throughout my career,” Julie says. “The central theme has been business process improvement and the application of advanced technologies as a strategy for best-in-class customer care and services.”
With more than 20 years of corporate business experience and serial entrepreneurship, Julie has a diverse background in working with C-level executives, as a member and leader of a project team, leading a team of direct reports or building and managing small business.
“These successes come from the core ability to identify customer needs, translate them into actionable plans and implement business process and procedure to deliver best-in-class products and services,” she says.
Working for Living Local is the perfect blend of all the things Julie love most about life. “I am active in the community, believe in supporting one another and in helping other small businesses realize their success. Since I still feel new to the area, I am very excited about becoming even more connected and active, especially in the greater 253 area. I look forward to bringing together all of the things I love most about life.”
A California native, Julie grew up in a small town of Avalon on Catalina Island off the coast of California. She spent the first 15 years of her career in Newport Beach and Los Angeles. While working for n entertainment startup in Santa Monica during the .com boom of the late 1990s, she met her future husband. The two married and wanted to start a family, so they relocated to Sarasota, Florida, to be near her husband’s family. In 2015, her husband’s job brought them to Gig Harbor.
She and her husband have been together for 19 years, owned three businesses, moved across the country twice and have one teenage daughter, Ainsley.
In her spare time, Julie’s hobbies include music, live entertainment, volunteering for social causes and supporting her community. She also enjoys photography and experiments in graphic design in support of her daughter’s budding music career.
Director of Sales and Marketing 253 Lifestyle Magazine