Julia is originally from the United Kingdom, which is where she trained and worked in a variety of sports industries including the development of inclusive sports for people with disabilities.

In 2003, Julia joined Move United, (formerly Disabled Sports USA) in the Washington area. During her tenure she has been instrumental in getting thousands of individuals with disabilities, including youth and wounded warriors involved in adaptive sports.  She led the establishment of Move United’s Warfighter program which has served more than 15,000 disabled Veterans. It is her personal and professional mission to be an ally for people with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation.

Today, Julia oversees Move United programs, including Military and Veteran programming, training and education, youth programs and events. She also serves as Move United’s representative for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Affiliated Organization Council (AOC) and Youth Sports Working Group.  She is a certified gymnastics coach, SCUBA diver and collectively has over 20 years’ experience in the development and expansion of sports programs for people with disabilities.  Julia received a B.S. (HONS) in Sports Administration and Management from Nottingham Trent University. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two daughters.