Beyond her leadership capabilities, Judy offers a unique perspective rooted in a life-changing sabbatical she embarked on years ago.
Mid-career, Judy dropped everything and joined a French sailing crew, chasing the tradewinds from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. Judy traveled 10,000 miles over 12 months from the Caribbean through the Panama Canal to the South Pacific islands. Sailing 21 days across the Pacific Ocean without seeing land, exploring deserted islands in the middle of nowhere and swimming with marine iguanas in the Galapagos Islands were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that changed her life perspective forever.
Connecting to nature in such an immersive way and witnessing the impact that we as humans have on our planet, in even the most far flung and remote places, stuck with her. Now a mother of two young boys, Judy hopes to instill the same appreciation for our natural world in her own kids. Ages 6 and 7, her children travel with her and her husband all over the world and each already have many passport stamps to show for it.