Julie Hinthorn has worked for Illinois State University since 1981. In the fall of 1985, Hinthorn took over as the athletics equipment manager in Horton Field House and worked with all men's and women's sports. Hinthorn spent six years as the supervisor of equipment, before moving to Redbrid Arena where she presently holds the position of area coordinator of equipment.
Hinthorn is responsible for the needs and care of six Illinois State teams, working with men's and women's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's tennis and the swimming and diving teams. Her responsibilities include ordering and laundering practice and competition apparel as well as organizing inventory.
Hinthorn resides in Bloomington with her two dogs, Spirit and Gracie, and her rabbit, Oreo.