Judy West

A geologist, certified gemologist and registered environmental assessor with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geology, Judy is a fourth generation San Francisco Bay Area native where she has been a geologist, landlord, real estate consultant and runs an environmental education non-profit, the Madrina Group.org.

In 2011 she expanded her business to Pinedale, Wyoming where her mother’s family homesteaded in 1880’s, to pursue a garnet mining opportunity in nearby Idaho.

Both parents were small plane pilots and western adventurers, giving Judy an enhanced perspective on geography and the processes of nature, which she later turned into a career in geology and environmental education.


M.S. Geology, 1981 Univ. Tenn.; B.S. Geology, 1979 Univ. Texas, Austin

Gemological Institute of America, certification in Colored Stones, 1988

Princeton Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology in 2007 graduate

Leadership SF training program by the SF Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Graduate

Professional Experience

Registered Environmental Assessor, State of California in 1996. Environmental Site Assessments for real estate development. Owner and manager of rental property for 25 years.

Director of the Madrina Group, a charitable 501(c)3 organization, working to make San Francisco's historic, industrial neighborhoods more healthy and livable through environmental education and urban planning initiatives.

323 Gallery on Potrero Ave, SF owner since 2008 to promote local artists.

West Pine Gallery, Pinedale, Wyo. since 2011 to market gemstone mine.

Permit Consultant, drafting and document preparation for residential and commercial Building & Planning Permits, assisting subdivisions & entitlements for real estate development.

SF Public Util Comm. Citizen’s Advisory Committee, served 6 years

Past President & Treasurer of Project Artaud Corp, a world renowned art coop, with 70 live/work studios, theaters, galleries, workshops, etc.

Trustee of the California Alpine Club from 1987-2002, responsible for a historic lodge in Sierras. Family were founding members of this 1913 hiking club.

Calif. Lawyers for the Arts, Program Manager. of ArtHouse, assisting artists w/ housing issues. 1996-7 Art Space Development Corp. marketing mgr for SF’s first subsidized artist housing project 1995-6

Project Manager for York Street Studios, 23 unit live/work condo conversion from old See’s Candy factory at 18th and York Streets in SF: 1989-91.

British Petroleum (BP Alaska) stationed in San Francisco 1985-1987, development geologist for the Kuparuk Field in Alaska

The Anschutz Corporation of Denver Colorado 1981-1985, development geologist for the overthrust belt in Wyoming/Utah

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Madrina Group Projects

Waterfront Kiosk
Panel 1 - The Bay Trail
Panel 2 - Mission Creek Corridor
Panel 3 - Historic Shorelines of SF
Panel 4 - Blue Greenway
Panel 5 - Mission Bay
Panel 6 - Pier 52
Panel 7 - SF Estuary
Panel 8 - SF Watershed

Art and Education
Natural History
Storm Water systems
Mission Creek Markers
Maps and Geography
Bikeways and Waterways
Mosaic Murals

Judy West
Environmental Education
Geologic and Seismic Assessment
Real Estate Planning and Entitlements