Judy grew up right here in Cape Coral (off of Four Mile Cove) and is about as "local" as you can get! She was born in Sarasota but has been in the Cape since 1983 when little to nothing existed in the area. Her Dad is retired law enforcement (FL Marine Patrol) and U.S. Navy Vet. Her Mom is a retired RN. They both have served this community for 30+ years and still live in the house Judy grew up in. Judy currently resides with her husband and 2-year-old rescue pitbull, Lucie. They share a 20-year-old son together. Judy has an A.S and A.A. from Edison Community College (now FSW), and undergraduate degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University, with minors in Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies. She attended Caloosa Elementary and Middle Schools (the original one-story brick building) and graduated from North Fort Myers High School.
Judy is also a Certified Pool Operator through the National Swimming Pool Foundation. (CPO-616376).
"The ISR Program in my hometown of Cape Coral was long overdue. We need this type of survival swimming instruction in the community. Lee County ranks #4 in the State of Florida for child drownings. Being a SWFL Native, I don't remember a time not being in or around water, or not knowing how to swim. My childhood consisted of weekends on the boat, with friends and family, along with night-time swims in the pool. Children growing up in Southwest Florida should have respect for the water and know what to do if they ever find themselves in a situation alone. I'm very passionate about kids and believe every child deserves the opportunity to go through these lessons. ISR Self-Rescue® is a proven program and I'm honored to teach it."