Judy Opar is a mom of three boys, the youngest of them very autistic. Judy has a BA in Psychology from The Univesity of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Kingston. She is also a Chartered Accountant. Judy articled for the CA designation at Ernst & Young, and subsequently spend almost 10 years in finance at Nortel Networks, where she held a variety of positions in statutory accounting, specialized accounting, manufacturing and cost accouting, and general ledger administration. She then left the world of business to raise her family.
While working in her most important position (MOM) Judy continued to be active as a volunteer in the arts. Volunteer work eventually led to paid work, and a keen interest in the world of charities and non-profit organizations.
Judy continues to provide bookkeeping services to small charities and NPOs that seek to make the world a better place through her business Bee in Balance Bookkeeping.
Judy enjoys writing about her extraordinary experiences with autism. When not writing or bookkeeping, or being mom, she makes candles, knits for those in need, takes care of flowers and a vegetable garden, feeds the birds and spends as much time as possible outdoors, especially enjoying hikes on the Bruce Trail.