Julie Spapperi-Morton, along with her husband Kent Morton, is a co-founder of The Morton and Spapperi Family Foundation. In addition to her role as co-founder and inspirational leader, Ms. Spapperi-Morton also serves as The Foundation’s President.
As former senior manager in the energy industry, Julie brings over 25 years experience leading and participating with teams of engineers and scientists responsible for assessing potential effects of proposed energy infrastructure projects on water use and quality, wetlands, biology, cultural resources, soils, noise quality, air quality, socioeconomics, geology, land use, recreation, and aesthetics. Julie’s exposure to the pros and cons of energy development and operation instilled in her a strong passion for conservation of the environment that evidences itself in The Foundation’s goals and objectives. Her personal involvement in creating The Foundation and participating directly in its activities are both extensions of her belief that appropriate stewardship of the natural world benefits all of us.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1991. As far back as she can remember, Julie exhibited a sense of excitement for the natural sciences, mathematics, and the workings of environment. Her pursuit of these activities from an early age to the present day demonstrates itself in a delight for all things outdoors.