We at Albie Aware are thrilled to welcome our two newest Board members, Julie Sauls and Steve Archibald. Julie and Steve share the same giving nature and spirit of volunteerism that prevails on the Albie Aware Board.
Julie, a Chief of Staff in the California State Senate, has previously volunteered her time in support of education, youth sports, and professional mentoring associations. The native Sacramentan and her husband, Jeff, also stay busy raising two boys and caring for their rescue dog, Roger, and adopted cat, George. In her “me” time, Julie enjoys gardening, cooking, antiques, and sports.
Julie learned of Albie Aware through her mom who had volunteered at the organization and enjoyed a friendship with Melinda and founder Doug Carson. “When I was asked to consider joining the board, I didn’t hesitate to volunteer,” she says. “I’m happy to help in any way I can.”
The mission of Albie Aware is especially meaningful to Julie, “My family has a history of breast cancer and I know many individuals who have had breast cancer.”
Steve is from Southern California – Hawthorne (Home of The Beach Boys) and El Cerrito (Home of Creedence Clearwater Revival).
He holds a degree in economics and an MA in public policy from UC Berkeley. Additionally, he is a graduate of the San Francisco Clown Conservatory. Soon after getting married, Steve and his wife, Elaine, moved to Sacramento. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary in August.
Steve is retired from a nearly 30-year career with the California State Assembly, where he was the principal consultant to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. He is an expert in fiscal policy as it relates to the natural environment and transportation. After retirement, Steve has pursued a lifelong love of travel and golf, while enjoying time with his five grandchildren.
Steve says, “I look forward to being part of the Albie Aware team and to helping AA grow and continue to be a vital force in the ongoing fight against breast cancer in our region.”