Julie Kouhia leads Molbak’s, the premium garden center based in Woodinville, WA. Prior to this role, she served as COO, Mobalk’s and held leadership roles at Starbucks and Amazon.com. She brings a customer-centric leadership style with a focus on improving profitability through a focus on managing competition, developing effective new partnerships and by growing/strengthening customer relationships. She holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a MA from University of Washington and a BA from Washington State University. She is active in many professional and community organizations including the Woodinville Chamber Board of Directors, Garden Center Magazine Advisory Board and is a member of Vistage International for CEOs. A native of Washington, Julie is an avid walker and enjoys Pilates.