Jud has lived in Washington for over thirty years. He and his wife have called Gig Harbor home since 2004.
He holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has been involved in social work services for nearly 50 years. Over his career, Jud has held a broad range of positions over his career. Among other things, he has served as a Welfare Worker in Chicago, a School Social Worker in Detroit, Crisis Intervention Outreach Worker in Fresno, a Community Mental Health Clinic Director in Hermiston, OR, a Child Protective Services Supervisor in South Carolina, a Grant Writer/Contract Monitor in Spokane, a Fund Raiser in Tacoma, and as the Key Peninsula Family Resource Center Director.
Since 2001, Jud has worked for the Children’s Home Society of Washington. He has been the Manger for the Key Peninsula Family Resource Center (KPFRC) Community since 2006. In this role, he is responsible for supervising services such as, Little Buddies, Little Toasters, Emergency Funds, Child Protective Services, Success in School, Indoor Park, Holiday Helper, Community Training, and Parent Groups. Additionally, Jud is responsible for continuity of community services, quality improvement, community relations, and grants/fund-raising. In 2015, he was awarded Citizen of the Citizen of the Year by the Key Peninsula Lions' Club because of the outstanding services provided by KPFRC.
Currently, Jud serves as president of the Peninsula Schools Education Foundation, where he has been on the Board since 2012. He is actively engaged in various capacities with many area organizations. In 2015, he was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Key Peninsula Lions’ Club.