As a result of her association with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Judith Neary, CMKBD, of Roadside Attractions Design Studio, in Vashon, WA, has had the opportunity to instruct professional development and certification preparatory classes across North America. As one of the tenured professional instructors for NKBA, she provides a comprehensive learning experience to designers of all skill levels. Her current work includes lead content coordinator and contributing subject matter expert for the soon-to-be-released revised and updated NKBA “Kitchen And Bath Planning Guidelines” as well as other professional development projects.
Neary has lectured at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and other industry events about the business side of design. She has also been a featured guest for “A Well-Designed Business” with LuAnn Nigara at her trade event and on her podcasts.
Her design practice serves a single zip code (Vashon Island, WA), where she is known for doing “weird” really well. In 2014 she and her husband established a non-profit to honor the life of their son. As director for the non-profit, Rjs Kids, her current project is building a multi-use outdoor recreation park that includes skateboarding, a pump track and public art features in support of underserved community members. The project includes apprentice training programs partnered with skilled craftsman and artists to create the art features in the park.