Julie was born and raised in Greensboro, she moved to Washington DC and then to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she lives with her husband and her family.
Julie’s husband, Jeremy Clark of Baton Rouge runs his family pest control business, Dugas Pest Control Julie says, “bugs brought us together!” They have two wonderful kids and three amazing Labrador retrievers.
Julie loves being able to connect with PMi’s customers and help them solve their issues and concerns. She says, “We have established such a strong community presence, and being committed to giving back to our community is vital. This is an amazing part of my job; I am so grateful for the opportunity to work alongside so many great people trying to make a difference and being able to coordinate all of our community outreach. It is amazing to see how much people care and that is why we have started PMi Cares and it will be my honor to run that division for this great company. I also would be re-missed to not include how much I LOVE our team- what I enjoy is being able to travel to our corporate office and be able to learn from our team and make sure we all feel appreciated and valued in our positions. I appreciate each and every one of them and I enjoy the relationships with them.”
So, for Julie, this is truly a family business. She feels blessed to learn from her Dad, Billy Tesh, and from her Mom, Laurie. She says, “Dad is truly the energizer bunny and it’s so refreshing to see how much he loves what he does, and both my parents do it with such conviction and passion. I love being able to work with them and travel with them.” Anyone that knows Julie also knows that she loves her sweet pups, she enjoys reading books (yes, still hard cover, actual books in hand!) and she loves to walk and exercise daily!
Julie has worked with so many amazing organizations through PMi and her time as Miss North Carolina International. Habitat for Humanity is very important to PMi, Tropical Jersey Night for Raising Roofs has been a favorite. She does always look forward to Corks for Kids Path, and is very passionate about the Greensboro Science Center! Julie has worked The Oyster Roast, Reelin for Research, Dancing with the Carolina Stars for Operation Smile, and the Kentucky Derby Party for Make A Wish. She has had a hand in working all these amazing events to benefit these organizations- it has been life-changing for Julie to participate in all of them to help raise money or volunteer for such worthy causes.
Volunteering and helping others are Julie’s passions, she has volunteered over 1000 hours and helped raise millions of dollars for over a dozen organizations. It means so much to her to be able to use her voice to make a difference. She served her state as Miss North Carolina International in 2009 and her platform was live to give and teach others the power they have to make a difference. She says, “I love that I can continue helping others through our company. It’s an incredible feeling!” Other than working for the family business, Julie has worked in the White House, on Capitol Hill, she has owned a dress boutique, is fascinated with the weather channel and can drive a bobcat for PMi’s sister company, Groundworks, if they need an extra set of hands! But she is TERRIFIED of spiders (SHHH don’t tell!)!!