Julie Steines: Los Angeles, California
Julie Steines, Entrepreneur
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeleno Julie Steines is a multiple award-winning children’s book author. She co-owns the publishing and education company, Polly Parker Press, with her mother, Dr. Virginia Freyermuth. Her beloved Norbert book series is inspired by her real-life 3 lb. registered therapy dog whose message is, “You don’t need to be big to make a BIG difference in the world.” As a registered therapy animal team for the past six years, Julie and  Norbert have spent many hours volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes, schools, fundraisers, and homeless shelters to bring comfort and smiles to people of all ages. Julie has built a global audience with Norbert of nearly one million highly-engaged followers, known as The Norberthood. Through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, Julie consistently promotes kindness and compassion, while inspiring Norbert’s dedicated and passionate fans to spread smiles to others. Norbert has become a worldwide phenomenon and a captivating symbol of goodness and generosity of spirit.

Julie and Norbert have appeared multiple times on Hallmark Channel’s "Home & Family." Her segments have been enthusiastically received by viewers, as she shared real-life aspects about her work as an author and animal therapy team, and also as a newlywed bride with her husband, celebrity and show co-host, Mark Steines. Julie and Norbert's charity endeavors includes volunteering several times a month at Children Hospital Los Angeles, and helping make a difference with organizations such as the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Lil BUB's Big Fund for the ASPCA, Bootcampaign.org and the Los Angeles Mission. For more on Julie Steines visit Norberthood.com, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Read Norbert's Norberthood (Los Angeles) Q&A too!

What is your favorite word to describe Los Angeles?


What word best reflects the people of Los Angeles?


What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Los Angeles?

Any place I can watch the sunrise.

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Los Angeles?

Walking around my neighborhood.

What is your favorite indoor activity in Los Angeles?

Volunteering at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with Norbert.

What is your favorite sound or noise in Los Angeles?

Ocean waves.

What is your favorite smell or taste in Los Angeles?

Sushi, yum!

What drink best reflects Los Angeles?

Strong coffee.

What song or type of music best reflects Los Angeles?

An eclectic mix of genres.

If Heaven were Los Angeles, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Welcome! Sunshine, surf and smiles await you. P.S. oh, and perhaps some traffic.

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