Julie Shaw is the Executive Director for SAIL, the Disability Network of the U.P. She has been dedicated to enhancing and improving services for people living with a disability throughout the Upper Peninsula, while providing oversight to program development and human resources. Julie was born and raised in the U.P. and has chosen to continue to live here as she appreciates the beauty in the four seasons with fall being her favorite. She attended Northern Michigan University for Special Education and has a strong background in programming. She has been a strong advocate for independent living in her roles for the past 19 years.