Judith Olson is currently a Board Member of the Animal Protection League. She was born in San Francisco as Judith Erickson, but spent most of her growing up years in Modesto, with her 2 sisters and one brother. Her family was close-knit and did everything together. Judith says she is most proud of her parents' legacy of tremendous love, sacrifice and very hard work ethics.
Judith doesn't recall a time she didn't have a dog or cat, including het brother's pet rat "Little Joe" that lived a long, happy life.
After graduating from Modesto High, she attended Modesto Junior College where I majored in biological science, received my AA Degree, and then furthered my education at Fresno State.
Marriage followed to Lowell Olson, and then came the birth of their son, Dirk. In 1968, the newfound family, with 2 dogs in tow, found ourselves transferred from Lake Tahoe to Stockton (a huge transition indeed).
She secured a position as a secretary in an accounting firm, and found she loved working with figures so much that she enrolled at San Joaquin Delta College, earning an accounting certificate. This led to a 28 year career as an administrative accounting assistant (so much for the biological sciences). Then came 13 years as an accounting technician with San Joaquin County, and retirement in 2010.
Judith joined Animal Protection League in approximately 2002, first as a volunteer, then as Secretary, Vice President, and President. As a current APL Board Member, she is proud to serve all the animals in our community. Saving an animal's life through adoption or rescue, or just giving love and attention to the scared or frightened, are the ultimate
May God bless all His creatures!