Our different backgrounds are what makes us both unique & a great team.

Take a peek at the team members who make up Julie & Co


Julie McNamara


Julie is an award-winning event planner and communicator. Drawing from her experience working on Parliament Hill early in her career, Julie knew she wanted to combine her formal education in public relations, and her experience in event planning to form her own firm. Slowly dipping her foot into the world of being an entrepreneur, she created a boutique event planning company. After being listed on Chatelaine’s 40 under 40 list, she knew it was time to take the plunge and expand Julie & Co. to what it is today: a boutique event management and public affairs firm. Most days you can find Julie sipping chai lattes or hanging out with her dog, but most of her time is spent building up the Julie & Co. Empire, and helping other military spouses form businesses or take the leap into entrepreneurship. She has been called a smart cookie her whole life, but she is also down to watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians on repeat!


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Jacob Gorenkoff


Jacob brings a penchant for creative energy, big ideas, and a genuine love of helping others to his role of Public Affairs Lead at Julie & Co.


Building on his formal education in political management, he has built a career out of working with businesses and other organizations committed to building stronger, more inclusive communities. As an advocate and not-for-profit executive, Jacob has demonstrated significant success developing and implementing advocacy strategies, running grassroots campaigns, forming and communicating policy recommendations, and creating compelling content and programs. When he isn’t helping your organization fulfill its public affairs objectives, Jacob can be found hiking, sipping a good whisky, and telling cringeworthy dad jokes – often all at once..


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Gillian Webster



Gillian’s eye for detail, calm demeanour, and love of organization was what led her into the event planning industry.

Gillian started at Julie & Co. in 2017, as an intern, and later went on to become an assistant planner, lead planner, and now wedding administrator.

When Gillian isn’t working on making her client’s dreams come true, you can find her playing with her daughter, Cara, teaching barre fitness classes, or camping with her family.


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Amy Knight



Amy is Julie's right hand man (and best friend). If you ever want to know what the Julie & Co HQ is like when these two are around each other watch a Nat & Kat Video and you'll see.


Amy is a whiz at keeping the office organized, and simplifying our processes.


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Serving the greater Ottawa, and Gatineau regions of Canada.