Judy grew up in Charlotte, NC, and graduated from Independence High School. Judy holds an Associate’s Degree in Legal Secretarial Science from Central Piedmont Community College. Judy’s career has included positions as a paralegal, personnel secretary, teacher assistant, 1:1 EC assistant, substitute teacher, transportation planner, office manager, and data manager. She currently holds a CDL for school bus driving. Judy is also an entrepreneur. She and her husband Greg owned and operated Midland Pipe Organ Service, a successful business focused on restoring and maintaining pipe organs in the Southeast.
Today Judy is focused on supporting the administrative staff at Bradford Prep School as they move forward in their mission to provide a quality education for their students. She enjoys the daily challenges of her position and the ability to support the school administration and directors in their work.
Judy enjoys spending time with her grandsons, gathering friends around a bonfire, trying out new recipes, but her real love is camping from the mountains to the seashore and anywhere in between!
Judy is married to Greg Nelms. They have three daughters, three grandsons, and two dogs.