Julian started playing squash in Portland as an 7 year old when his father took him down to the MAC club courts. He attended Yale University, and was a 4 time All-American. Upon graduation he competed on the PSA world tour and reached a world rank of #24 in 2012 and was based in New York City . He has won the US National Title a record 9 times, and is considered by many to be the best US squash player of all time.
Before founding the Portland Squash Academy, Julian was the assistant coach for Columbia University, and a teaching assistant at the New York Athletic Club.