Juliette combined her stage presence and passion for 'hyping' crowds with her journalistic fire to share stories — and became a Professional Benefit Auctioneer. She graduated from the Kentucky Auction Academy and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association.
Juliette is trained to walk charities through implementing effective, fun and creative strategies to raise more money. She puts the FUN in 'Fundraising' and has a knack for engaging live audiences.
For five years up until the pandemic shut down live events, Juliette was the Pre-Show Host for the world renowned Grand Ole Opry where she welcomed a global audience of 4,400 people a night to the iconic show 'That Made Country Music Famous.' She was loosely dubbed the 'audience hype gal' by artists and entertained over 3.5 million people!
The Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in history and home to more than 200 music icons including Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks who perform on that stage regularly.
Her responsiblities also included working with sponsors like Durango Boots and Humana to create in-show games and activities that would rouse connection with crowds — with the purpose of cultivating unforgettable moments that left an impression on audiences long after they left the Opry.
Juliette spent 13 consecutive years as a television news and investigative reporter primarily in San Diego, California — one of the most sought after market's in the U.S.
Since 2014, she has been an active freelancer for ABC News shows including Good Morning America and 20/20. She's covered countless stories for the network including the November 2022 Colorado Springs nightclub mass shooting, high profile criminal trials for 20/20, tornado devastation in Kentucky — and celebrity interviews with Lady A, Kellie Pickler, Nicole Kidman, and many more!
The 3X Emmy Award winner dove into her television news career immediately after graduating from Boston University with a master's in broadcast journalism. Thousands of people have trusted Juliette to tell their story of survival, triumph, loss, heartbreak, abuse, scandal and more.
That experience connecting on a human level with people during some of their most challenging moments in life is an attribute that makes her unique as an auctioneer. She's able to quickly understand an organization's heart and soul and serve as its ambassador on stage.
Additionally, Juliette is the segment producer for the annual NBC Macy's July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and also the recipient of seven Society of Professional Journalist Awards.
Juliette is the perfect addition to host and emcee corporate leadership conferences, outings, galas, concerts and festivals and recently served as IBM's master of ceremonies for the company's Leadership Conference.
Juliette's father will always be her hero. In 1959, when he was 18-years-old he along with her grandparents, uncles and aunts fled their homeland when it was overthrown by Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution. Her family lost — everything they'd ever worked hard to attain. Their home, land, ranch, cars, money — all gone. Her uncle was imprisoned for 14 years by the communist leader for trying to stop Castro's forces from overpowering the government. Juliette's family started over from scratch in South Florida.
Juliette's father later married her mother and graduated from Notre Dame with a master's in engineering. He worked tirelessly and acheived big dreams to provide a life for his family. After seeing his family lose everything, his motto was 'no one can take away your education.'
When Juliette was 11-years-old, her father passed away suddenly of a heart attack. He taught her to dream big and her gentle mother continues to teach her to enjoy the simple pleasures of life while chasing the climb.