JuliAnn Gessler

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JuliAnn Goronkin joined ELA in January 2011.  JuliAnn assists in bolstering the agency’s growing event management and social media presence.

JuliAnn joined ELA after working as an event planner and coordinator for Meeting Professionals International of Northeastern New York (MPINENY). She also recently served as the chief administrator for eba, one of the Capital Region’s leading performing arts organizations.

JuliAnn is an accomplished artist and loves to teach art to local youth and adults.  She is also a volunteer at Captain Youth & Family Services in Clifton Park.  Previously, JuliAnn co-founded Natural Selections, a lamp and furniture manufacturing business in Tucson, Ariz.

JuliAnn is a Syracuse native and a graduate of Syracuse University. After graduation she spent 15 years out west before returning home to New York with her family. In her spare time, JuliAnn enjoys cooking, hiking, running, Nia and yoga.

Shortest crayon in my Crayola box

Childhood claim to fame
Neighborhood hula hoop champ

Worst kiss
From a jellyfish while snorkeling in Jamaica

Favorite emergency place to spend the night when the NYS thruway is flooded
Turning Stone

Something people who know me well will never ask me to do
Sing karaoke

My students’ favorite art project
Recycled robots

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