Judy has had the privilege of using her experience growing up in foster-care to work passionately for vulnerable children and their caregivers. Judy and her husband, Jeff, have five children and have been kinship, foster, guardian, and adoptive parents for nearly 20 years to infants and teenagers. Judy teaches Resource Family Approval classes for Shasta College, Foster and Kinship Care Education; and she is an independent Resource Family Mentor. In her spare time, Judy is an event planner and caterer for many large community events.