Very excited to have a very special guest on my Monday "Get the Funk Out Show! Julie Jenkins is a mother, a grandmother, an comedian, a writer, a nurse, a love of The Blues, and a personal assistant. She has worked in the fields with Migrant Farmworkers, in a Cardiac Step Down Unit, been a Colonoscopy Nurse to the Rich and Famous, performed stand up comedy in the traveling Improv Group ONE SOCK OFF, counseled kids in gangs through the program JOVENES PRIMERO and traveled alone in a kayak 85 miles down the Colorado River.
She studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatrical Institute, Nursing at Los Angeles Valley college and writing at The School of Hard Knocks. She currently writes for Blues Junction Production ezine and continues to do private duty nursing. Five months ago, armed only with a sauce pan that plugs into the lighter, a pair of flannel underwear and a lot of determination and grit, she decided to quit her nursing job in Beverly Hills, give away all her possessions and embark on her dream of driving alone across the United States in her 98 Suzuki Esteem interviewing Blues musicians and making a video documentary that she calls Cheesecake Blues and My Trip Across America.