Get to know Julie Alley, a single mom from Tennessee competing on Survivor 45. Her life has been quite inspirational based on what she has been able to accomplish and when she needed a hero she became one.
Learn about her husband, family, and career in this article below. We cover it all here.
Julie Alley On Survivor 45
Julie Alley watched Survivor for the first time in 2015. She was hooked and her desire to be on the show took over.
She added, “Because all those survivors were getting a second chance. And it was like my second chance at life. I was just like, “I’m starting over. Look at them getting another chance. This is my chance.” And I kind of just have been obsessed since. My kids are grown My son is a junior in college My daughter’s getting her Master’s in Counseling right now. So they’re gone. I finished law school. I was like, “Let’s do it.” So, the minute I was done with law school, I started applying. Because I was like, “They don’t need me. Let’s do this.”
Julie identifies with Survivor alum Cirie. Although she wasn’t victorious, she became a major inspiration to Julie. The past winner she identifies with is Sandra. With words of admiration for her, Emily gushed, “I mean, she’s just a powerhouse, but I can’t help it. She is the queen of Survivor. And I just adore her. I mean, she played differently. She played not to lose. But it worked for her.”
Julie believes that her willingness to adapt will come in handy to over the challenges in the show. She feels like all of the life experiences that she had have prepared her for the show. Her strategy for building alliances is to keep close to the strong players no matter their personalities.
The Tennessean adds, “I want to be like, “I got your back,” if you’re a strong player. But it doesn’t necessarily mean strength. We need the smart puzzle people. And that’s why I’ve been working hard not to be a weak link. I mean, I’m not going to compete with the twentysomethings on my best day. [Laughs.] I’ve got no illusions of that. I just don’t want to be seen as the weakest link. So, a good alliance would be a strong player.”
Also, she values “Truth, hard work, loyalty, and strength” in her alliances.
Julie Alley Job
Julie Alley is working as an attorney and has an experience of four years. But, she is currently in the process of transitioning from one firm to another. Since September 2023, she has been serving as Trust and Wealth Advisor at Pinnacle Financial Partners.
Before that, she worked at Legacy Law Group, PLLC from May 2023 to September 2023 as an associate attorney. She was also working as an Associate Attorney at Hooper Zinn & McNamee, PLLC.
Before she enrolled at law college at the age of 40 and earned her law degree, she was working as a muralist/artist trying to figure things out as a single mother.
Julie said, “Before I even started the law class, I didn’t know how to be a stay-at-home mom and pay bills. I started being a muralist. I’m not that good at art. But if I could see it, I could paint it. So, I started a whole mural company. Then 2008 hit. I mostly did churches at the time. But let me be honest with you: people tithe last, not first. So, the church’s jobs are gone. So then I was like, “Okay, I will teach classes out of my home.” I did that; I needed more money, so I became a nanny, and I took four extra kids for four years. So I feel like my whole life has been surviving, which is, I think, why I like the game. It’s a challenge. It’s adaptation.”
Julie went to Samford University where she studied BA in Spanish. She earned a JD from the Nashville School of Law.
How Old Is Julie Alley?
Born in 1974, Julie Alley turned 49 years old in 2023.
Julie Alley Family
Julie Alley is one of the three children of Dr. Allen Kaiser and Joan Kaiser. Her father is a professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and physician advisor to the Chief of Clinical Staff for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Kaiser’s responsibilities at VUMC have also included Vanderbilt Health System’s first chief of staff, interim chair of the Department of Medicine, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine, and chief of staff for Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Dr. Kaiser, an expert in epidemiology and hospital infection prevention, joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1972 as an instructor of Medicine and chief of Infectious Diseases for the newly established clinical training program at Saint Thomas Hospital, where he also served as hospital epidemiologist. In 1981, he became chair of the Department of Medicine at Saint Thomas.
Later. In 1988, he accepted the position of the newly established vice chair of the Department of Medicine at VUMC. In 1991 he was promoted to professor of Medicine. He is a past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is a past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and has authored 17 book chapters and more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.
Julie’s mom Joan is a research nurse in the Division of General Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The Kaiser family affiliation with Vanderbilt runs deep, as Joan has her master’s degree in counseling from Vanderbilt.
As of September 2023, Julie’s father is 81 years old and her mother is 78.
Joan has two brothers Clayton Kaiser who is 43 years old and Daniel Kaiser who is 42 who are both doctors.
Dr. Clayton is a thoracic surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee, and is affiliated with Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
Dr. Daniel is a cardiologist in Gallatin, Tennessee, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital and Ascension St. Thomas Highlands Hospital. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
Julie Alley Height
Per her pictures, Julie Alley’s height measures above 5 feet 5.5 inches.
Julie Alley Husband
Julie Alley is single now and divorced her husband Christopher Alley Sr when she was 39 years old. Her 50-year-old ex-husband appears to be working as a Lead Assessment Specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since October 2011.
Julie is a mother to two children; a daughter named Taylor Alley and a son named Christopher Alley Jr. Christopher Jr. turned 22 years old in June 2023. In 2020, she wished her son, “Happy 19th birthday to my 2020 grad! Vandy Bound! I am a Proud mama!”
Taylor graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2022. She has been pursuing her master’s degree at Lipscomb University with a major Lipscomb IDEAL since August 2023.
Christopher is also attending Vanderbilt University and is expected to graduate in 2024.
Speaking about what she is most proud of with EW, Julie said, “I am most extremely proud of my two kids, who are now amazing young adults. But I don’t think I can take credit for them; they are God’s gifts to me.”
Where Is Julie Alley From?
Julie Alley is currently residing in her hometown of Brentwood, Tennessee.
When Is Julie Alley Birthday?
Per Survivor Fandom, Julie Alley celebrates her birthday on 11 March.
Is Julie Alley On Instagram?
Yes, Julie Alley is on Instagram (@its.mama.j).