After relocating to Nashville nearly 30 years ago, Julia Baker, a New Orleans transplant, considers herself just about a local. She is a proud to be a Psi Chi Belmont University graduate, a business owner, and an enthusiastic and active volunteer and member of several organizations making a difference in Nashville. After 30 years as a partner and operations manager for PDLA, January 2022 started a new chapter in her professional career. Julia along with Ed Tessier and Mamie Finch founded BFT Land Design a landscape architecture firm serving clients throughout the southeast.
For years she has joined her energies with organizations that are making a difference in the lives of women. She has served as the President of the Board of Directors for All About Women, The Women’s Political Collaborative, and The Breakfast Club of Nashville. She has served as the Vice Chair of Membership on Cab!e Board of Directors for the past three years and this year serves as the President Elect.
Julia loves to entertain and most weekends there are guests in her home enjoying delectable bites and bottomless libations. Her favorite way to unwind is to peruse cookbooks with a chilled glass of rose’ and then spend a few hours at the stove. With the burgeoning restaurant scene in Nashville she tries to make a point to often visit somewhere new or an old favorite with girlfriends. She’s typically reading a couple of books at a time – a mixture of self-help/enlightenment, business strategy or growth and a good mystery novel are usually in the mix. She has been a member of Christ Church Nashville for nearly 30 years and after volunteering from the nursery through high school programs for the majority of those, now enjoys sitting on the pew for a season and soaking in Sunday mornings. Along with her husband Gordon, Julia is loving their newest role as “Gabby and Grandpa” to nine grandchildren with a tenth on the way in 2023. They have crossed off some of their travel bucket list destinations the past couple of summers and look forward to visiting many more in the upcoming years.