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Board of Directors


Julie Uthoff

Founder & President (CEO)

Julie lives in Uxbridge, MA with her husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs and 2 cats.  She is a graduate of Framingham State University with a Bachelors degree in Biology and Animal Behavior College as a certified trainer.  Julie has been a service sales account manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific for over 20 years.  When not rescuing, Julie can often be found sailing in the ocean or sharing a meal with family & friends.

In May of 2013, Julie established Pawfect Life Rescue to help save dogs lives by offering a truly unique adoption experience that focuses on both dog & adopter and the ability to effectively enhance the quality of life for dog lovers in her community.  She enjoys working with the rescues Southern counterparts and can often be found helping at meet & greets.  Julie takes much pride in the PLR team she considers family! 


Jim Uthoff

Vice President
& Treasurer (CFO)

Jim is a graduate of Framingham State University with a Bachelors degree in Biology and Brandeis University with a Masters degree in Software Engineering. Jim is a technology enthusiast with a passion for web development who has worked in the computer industry for over 20 years. His true joy in life though comes from being surrounded by his loving family, playful pups & adventurous kitties. Jim enjoys sailing, writing and spending time with his family & friends!


Karen Sheehan

Kennel Manager & Director of Operations (DOO)

Karen lives in Uxbridge, MA with her 3 dogs and 4 cats.  She has extensive product knowledge in the pet industry, having worked for years as a manager at PetSmart, and is currently employed at Mendon Animal Clinic as a veterinary aid.  As of 1/1/21, Karen has advanced to become the rescues Kennel Manager!  She is responsible for all operations at Pawfect Life’s isolation facility & adoption center.  Karen Sheehan has been volunteering at Pawfect Life Rescue since 2016.  She is a loved & valued member of the PLR team!


Rebecca Nation

Secretary & Director of Applications, Marketing & Communications (DOA/DOM/DOC)

Rebecca lives in Hopkinton, MA with her husband, teens and 2 dogs.  She has been volunteering at Pawfect Life Rescue since 2017.  Rebecca manages our applications team and social media. She brings heart & thoughtfulness to everything she does.  She asks great questions that gets the team thinking, ensuring the continuous evolution of PLR! She enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dogs on the beaches of York, ME.

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