Julie received her BSN from the College of New Rochelle in 1988 and began her career as a Pediatric Oncology Nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in the fall of that year. She went on to receive her MSN from Yale University in 1995 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, then a Post Master’s Certificate at Hunter College as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1997. Julie is certified as a PNP in Primary and Acute Care and currently works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at MSKCC. She was introduced to Happiness is Camping back in 1989 which was the beginning of her 25+ years of service. She began as a volunteer camp nurse (functioning as nursing director/member of the Medical Board from 1993-2010), and is now a member of the Board of Directors. It was at camp that Julie met fellow volunteer, FDNY firefighter Bobby McMahon. They married in 1999 and had two sons. Bobby perished as a first responder to the Twin Towers on 9/11, but his spirit lives on at camp through the Giant Swing and “Bobby’s Gym” as well as through the many campers, counselors and volunteers who’s lives he touched. Julie has since remarried and resides in Westport, CT with her blended family of four sons.