About Judy

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.

Since 2017 Judy has called Wiesbaden, Germany home.  When her apron isn’t dusted with flour and she’s not butchering the German language, she can be found with her nose behind a food memoir, studying wine (WSET Level 3) while working in vineyards, tweaking manuscripts or simply roaming the nooks and crannies of Wiesbaden in search of beauty and grace, which are never far.

Judy is a monthly columnist for SHAPE Community Life Magazine (supports the NATO community in Mons, Belgium), and she also writes for the website, Unveiling Wiesbaden.