Born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Morgan City, she graduated, married, and moved to Germany in 1988. This move fostered the beginning of her career as an Executive Assistant within the Department of Defense. While there, she attended the University of Maryland's on-base campus, majoring in Business Management. During her time in Germany, she attended Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) training and transitioned to a Budget Analyst position where she was responsible for administering funds for various community agencies.

Since returning to the United States in 1993, she has worked as an executive assistant and office manager in the oilfield, trucking, and information technology fields. She adds the property management field to this list serving as Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the president of MPW Properties.

Judy is happily married to her husband Bo of 31 years and they are the proud parents of two sons, Alex and Nathan. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and walking her dog Gracie in her spare time.