A traveler without a destination, a scholar without a degree, Judy is perfectly content to follow her meandering path only in anticipation of what turning the next corner may reveal. Born in Germany, raised in Louisiana, with pit-stops in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Austin. Like her interests, Judy’s jobs are varied: flight attendant, pastry chef, travel agent, stationery importer, preschool teacher, bartender and lifestyle columnist. From 2011-2014 she lived with her husband and four daughters in southern Belgium, where she spent every free moment traveling to trace Josephine Bonaparte, M.F.K Fisher, Auguste Escoffier and Julia Child’s footsteps…and consumed a lot of beer and waffles along the way.
Between 2017 – 2022 Judy hung her apron in Wiesbaden, Germany. In August of 2023, the apron and Judy moved to Naples, Italy. When her apron isn’t dusted with flour and she’s not butchering the German (and Italian) language, she can be found pursuing an assortment of interests: reading food memoirs, working in vineyards while studying for the WSET Level 3, tweaking two children’s book manuscripts or simply roaming the nooks and crannies of Naples in search of beauty and grace, which are never far.
Judy has been a columnist for SHAPE Community Life Magazine (supports the NATO community in Mons, Belgium) since 2012.