Born and raised in Melbourne, Julia Craft has deep roots in the community that go back to her family’s early history in Brevard County. “My grandmother arrived in this area when she was only two months old,” Julia said. “She owned a restaurant in downtown Melbourne, Helen and John’s Grill, and that’s where as a young child, I learned my work ethics by drying dishes and visiting with the customers. In addition, my great aunt and uncle owned the Vancroix Theater on U.S.1. Both businesses were sold in the early 70’s, but my family remains vested deeply in this community.”
Julia first became a licensed real estate sales associate in 1982. Taking time out to raise four children, she joined DSRE after being referred by Kirk Kessel, one of Brevard County’s most successful realtors. “After doing some research on my own, I ultimately joined because of the reputation of the company and the tools for success they provide their agents. I’m really excited to be a part of such an outstanding company.” Julia specializes in the downtown Melbourne and West Melbourne areas; also, in agricultural and large parcels with homes. Her focus will be on helping the veteran and military culture.
She has a special affinity towards military personnel and veterans, and oversees the S.O.L.A.C.E. ministry, focusing on small groups for “Combat Trauma”; helping veterans integrate back into the community. In her free time, Julia enjoys natural health and wellness, walking, hiking, decorating, staging, homemaking, crafting, gardening, organizing, event planning, and last but not least spending time with family. She loves historical homes and “Old Florida” history.
Julia has made gaining knowledge a lifelong commitment and has several certifications and degree, including a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies through Liberty University, with a focus on Business Administration and Christian Counseling, Florida Department of Financial Services Life and Health License 215, AutoCADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) certification, Care and Counsel for Combat Trauma certification from the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), International Event Planning Professional (IEPP) QC Career School, Advanced International Organizing Professional (AIOP) QC Career School, and Non-Profit Fundraising Essentials CE University of Central Florida.