Judy Frye, a familiar face in the state directors office for many years, is back as the executive assistant to the state director.
Judy worked as the executive assistant for BLM-California's associate state director from 1992 to 2003, before leaving to join the Fish and Wildlife Service as the executive assistant to the regional director from 2003 to January 2006.
Judy says she has worked for three Department of the Interior agencies now, BLM and FWS and for the Bureau of Reclamation from 1984 to1992. She also says she is privileged to have worked for "wonderful bosses" over the years, BOR Regional Director Kirk Rodgers, when he was a branch chief; former BLM State Director Ed Hastey, FWS Manager for California and Nevada Steve Thompson, and now back with Mike Pool and Jim Abbott. Judy also is very proud to have worked from 1975 to 1976 as the confidential assistant for the then, highest ranking female Army officer, Colonel Elizabeth R. Smith Jr. (named after her mother), the judge advocate for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois.
Her most interesting accomplishment was re-writing BLM's correspondence manual and national desk reference manual. But, personally, her greatest accomplishment was raising four children while working full time. She is blessed with twin sons Jeremy and Jeffrey and daughters Tiffany and Kelly. Husband Gerald, is the pastor of the Rocklin Community Covenant Church. As a pastor's wife, Judy is very active in church activities chairing committees, working with youth and women's groups, social activities and directing children musicals. Oh yeah, she also plays piano and keyboard with a musical group.
It's a good thing Judy says she is good at multi-tasking, planning, organizing and bringing people together as a team. She gets ample opportunity to apply those skills.