JULIA WALKER THOMAS
Visual Storytelling & Creative Projects Manager
Julia creates and produces Friends of Acadia’s photo and video content, is the photo editor of Acadia magazine, creates assets for the website, manages our social media presence, writes and publishes the E-News, and supervises the Acadia Digital Media Team. Julia joined the staff in 2014 after graduating from College of the Atlantic. In addition to her classes at COA, she also studied photojournalism and outdoor leadership at Western Kentucky University, and documentary photography at the Salt Institute in Portland.
A native of Sarasota, Florida, Julia is addicted to all things aquatic. She has lived on a WWII tugboat while working as a kayak guide on Block Island, spent two months paddling the Mississippi River from Illinois to New Orleans, and guided many backcountry paddling trips in multiple states. Some of her favorite things about living on MDI are the long summer days that provide ample time for after-work swims in Acadia’s wonderful lakes and ponds. In the fall, she can be found canoeing up Northeast Creek in search of cranberries, and in winter she can be found ice skating on Somes Pond.