Julie Hale grew up in a healthy and athletic family in Wellesley Massachusetts spending time skiing and hiking. She played 3 Varsity sports through high school and college (soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse) and has stayed active since. Jogging was the most efficient workout during most of her adult years due to the time constraints of raising a family (3 girls: 17, 20 and 22) and working as a Physician Assistant at Children’s Hospital LA since 1992. She bought her first road bike in February 2014 after being inspired by a friend to sign up for a Climate Ride (300 miles/5 day charity ride). Her 4th Climate Ride will be in Iceland. She is so grateful to PAA for the support and opportunities to grow as a rider. She is honored to join the Board and is looking forward to contributing in ways that can help both new and more experienced riders reach their goals.