Judy West

Director of Madrina Group, and Editor of CrossRoads, is a geologist and environmental scientist with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geology. She was born in Redwood City, California and is a fourth generation Bay Area native. Her parents were both pilots and western adventurers taking the family on many flights throughout the western US, giving Judy an enhanced perspective on the processes of nature, which she later turned into a career in geology and environmental education.


Environmental Education
Geologic and Seismic Assessment
Real Estate Planning and Entitlements


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

Graduate of the Leadership SF training program sponsored by the SF Chamber of Commerce

Geologist and Registered Environmental Assessor, State of California in 1996.
Princeton Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology

Director of Madrina Group 

Madrina Group is 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.

Environmental Work

Director of the Madrina Group, an environmental education non-profit, which she co-founded in 1991. The 2008 exhibit at Mission Bay waterfront of the changing landscape of Eastern Neighborhoods, illustrates the effects landfill and other alterations have on the bay. We spearheaded the Mission Creek Bikeway project as part of the “rails to trails” and wastewater upgrade.

After graduating from a Leadership SF training program sponsored by the SF Chamber of Commerce, Judy was appointed to the SF PUC Citizen’s Advisory Committee, where she worked for four years on storm-water planning to prevent flooding in low areas and sewer overflows into the Bay.

Professional Experience

As Treasurer of Project Artaud Corp., a world renown art coop, with 70 live/work studios, theaters, galleries, workshops, etc., helped finance a 1.4 million seismic upgrade of an historic industrial building.

Trustee of the California Alpine Club from 1987-2002, responsible for an historic lodge in Sierras. My fathers family were founding members of this 1914 hiking club.

Owned and managed rental property with the family for 25 years. Designed and coordinated the seismic upgrade of 4,000 sq.ft. warehouse into 3 live/work units with full handicapped access, completed in 2002. 323 Gallery on Potrero Avenue, SF CA opened in 2008 to promote local artists.

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

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 from old See’s Candy factory in SF: 1989-91. My sister was the architect; worked with AIA contracts; prepared full condo application for DRE. Obtained interior upgrade permits for new buyers and supervised construction.

British Petroleum (BP Alaska) stationed in San Francisco 1985-1987, development geologist
The Anschutz Corporation of Denver Colorado 1981-1985, development geologist

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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