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A Lifelong Explorer

Judith is an author and a retired university professor and personal and professional development coach. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work and taught in a Civic Engagement Program as well as Social Work. She will graduate again with an MFA in Creative Writing--Fiction and Non-Fiction in June 2025. Judith began her lifelong reading and library obsession by the age of 5 and began writing poetry and short stories out of an excess of emotions and hormones at the age of thirteen. 


She enjoys living in two communities, Anchorage, Alaska and Central New York with her husband, Brian and their Shiba Inu, Kira. She spends most of the year in Alaska cross-country skiing, hiking, fat tire biking summer and winter, and fishing and shrimping on Prince William Sound. In Central New York, they visit six grandchildren and their sailboat, Petrel, who waits patiently each year to be taken out on Lake Ontario and put through the ropes. 

Traveling is the lifeblood for this writer, and Judith continues to add to the countries she has visited: Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and The Netherlands (so far). 

About Me

As a Lifestyle Consultant, I am passionate about helping individuals achieve their full potential and live their best lives. I believe that everyone deserves to live a life of purpose and fulfillment, and I am here to help you do just that. My unique approach combines creative writing and coaching to help you tap into your innermost desires and create a life that is both meaningful and rewarding.

  • The Alaska Humanities Forum, Board Chair 2021-2023, Board Member 2018-2023. 

  • The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, Interim Board President 2023, Board Member 2015-2023. 

  • Member, Board of Directors, Safe Schools/Healthy Students, Inc., 2006-2010.  Chair Nominating Committee 2007-2009. 

Comm​unity Engagements

 It has always been important to me to contribute to my community and to engage in ways to make it a better place to live, work, and play.

  • Member, Board of Directors, The Refugee Center of the Mohawk Valley, Utica York, 1998 ‑ 2006. President 2003-2006; Vice President 1999; 2001-2003; Secretary 2000. 

  • Oneida County Communities That Care, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, 2003-present. 

  • Volunteer City Team Leader, Children of the World, non-profit group fundraising for children's needs internationally, based in Houston, Texas, 1993 ‑ 2000. 

  • Member, Oneida County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1993 ‑ present. 





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