Education Program Manager

Julie Ethan


Born in Jacksonville, Florida during a hurricane and raised in Minnesota listening to tornado sirens I made a conscious decision to avoid weather stress by moving to San Diego with my husband in 2018. (Insert the earthquake jokes here.) We had raised our family and sold our painting business. Over the years we had shepherded hundreds of painters from helper to expert level skills with our in-house training center and skill advancement systems. Nothing was more satisfying than seeing the journey come full circle when we sold the business to a former employee.

At midlife I returned to school to pursue degrees in organizational leadership and peace and justice studies. As a learner by nature, I love to train others and have designed curriculum and workshops both online and in person for a range of audiences from small business owners to peace advocates. The opportunity to work with PCA and bring education to painters and business owners is exciting, challenging and most of all—feels like coming home.