Julio Olguin was born and raised in St. Helena, CA and is a first generation Mexican-American. It was very important to his parents that he and his siblings receive a great education. As a child Julio attended public preschool and attended Kindergarten through 12th grade in the St. Helena Unified School District. He attended community college at Santa Rosa Junior College and transferred to Sonoma State University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2003.
He then began his career as a Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA, where he spent the next four years working with clients, to help motivate and guide them to lead a healthier lifestyle. He relocated to Northern California to help individuals transform their lives through exercise and nutrition as a Health and Wellness Professional. In 2010, he moved back to St. Helena to raise his family, so they could have the experience of growing up in a small town as he had. He continued with his own small private training company, and became involved with St. Helena Preschool for all in 2012. His journey with the St. Helena Preschool began as a parent in the program, then as a member on the board of directors, and finally in 2014 as the Executive Director of the local non-profit. His connection to the community continued to grow, as he began his coaching career in basketball, soccer, and baseball in 2012.
He is the father of four children, a fourth grader, a third grader, a preschooler and a one-year old. His children and community fuel his passion and commitment in creating the best learning environment for not only his children, but all students in this community. “It's an honor to have the opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact on our community and my intention is that this role will allow me to help the district forge a stronger connection with the Latino community making for a more unified and diverse district.”