The idea for Workshop for Women began to grow while she spent 14 weeks of her volunteer year working on a Women Build home. “What impressed me most were the women who came to the site knowing little or nothing about construction and who left with renewed confidence and faith in their ability to accomplish anything they wanted,” Judy says. “I wanted more women to experience that.So when her volunteer year ended, reluctant to rejoin corporate America, Judy decided to use her engineering background and her experience with Habitat for Humanity to create hands-on workshops to teach women home maintenance and repair skills. “We offer women an opportunity to learn skills to develop self-sufficiency, to become empowered through learning and to gain a renewed sense of confidence in their abilities,” Judy says. “And we offer a safe, comfortable and supportive environment in which to learn.”
Judy became a Certified Home Inspector with Pillar to Post in late 2008. Her home inspection services focus on supporting home buyers, sellers and owners by providing a thorough, professional and unbiased evaluation of all accessible systems and components of a home. In January of 2012, Judy became a licensed real estate broker and is thrilled to be able to use her extensive knowledge and expertise in support of her clients .