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Julie Gray

General Manager

Julie Gray, WSET III, CSW

Julie has been a member of the Field & Main team since 2017, beginning as a server and bartender and adding additional responsibilities of marketing and managing the bar program. She assumed the role of General Manager in 2020 where she has been able to fully leverage her diverse hospitality and entrepreneurial background. 

From a young age Julie was drawn to the hospitality industry, working her way through high school and college in various restaurant and catering roles in New York and Boston. After school, she was a meeting planner in Washington, DC where she planned and executed high level advisory meetings around the country for some of the world’s top doctors. 

In 2008, Julie opened her own professional organizing business which quickly evolved into a holistic time management coaching practice for more than a decade working with hundreds of executives and teens. Julie is a professional certified coach, a coach trainer, speaker, and writer. 

Since taking the General Manager position, Julie played an immediate and integral role in F&M’s successful navigation of the Covid 19 pandemic, leveraging her diverse skills to operationalize and develop new business ideas with the mission of utilizing food and drink to support community. 

Today she continues to manage day-to-day operations via service preparation, bar management and cocktail creation, supporting the wine program, developing staff, managing core financials, and designing and implementing new systems to support the execution of long-term growth strategies. 

Julie holds a BBA in Management Sciences with a minor in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University in New York. She completed WSET Level III in 2019 and earned her Certified Specialist of Wine credential in 2023. She continues her professional development through wine and spirits education and holistic leadership training. 

In her spare time, Julie loves to travel, visit family and friends, search for new and exciting cocktail ingredients, swim, walk in the woods, and write for her blog.