Julian (he/him/his) is an Oakland, CA native raised in rural Northern California.
He brings years of organizing, facilitation and training experience to his role as Senior Fellow at the Center for Whole Communities. In addition to his work with CWC, he is the co-founder and Training Director for the Million Person Project, an organization which trains leaders of all stripes to harness the power of personal narrative.
In his role at CWC, Julian utilizes story to help organizations explore their relationship and commitment to justice and equity so that they may ensure their structures, norms, practices and culture are inclusive, safe and generative for all people.
Prior to the Million Person Project Julian was a founding team member of Van Jone’s nationally renowned green economy organization Green For All. His career is fueled by a strong belief in authentic movements that are powered by people. To this end, he co-created Green For All’s College Ambassador program, which cultivates environmental leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And launched Green For All’s Fellowship program, working to weave together and support the leadership of 135 seasoned organizers from all over the United States.
In 2015, Julian was recognized by Huffington Post as one of “10 Leaders reshaping the Environmental Movement.” He and his Partner Heather Box were recognized as one of 16 projects to watch in 2016 by Grist, and Julian was a member of the inaugural “Grist 50” environmental change makers list. In 2019, he co-wrote the book, “How Your Story Sets You Free,” published by Chronicle Books. He is the father to Roman, who is now walking…watch out!