A mutual interest in animal and environmental issues brought Judy and Jim together after growing up on the two coasts – Judy in Washington state and Jim in Massachusetts. At the time they met, Judy was a volunteer for a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Macon GA and found herself specializing in raising/releasing orphaned or injured squirrels. Earlier she had been the environmental educator for the island of Guam and taught mass communication in GA. Jim was retired after 27 years from the Air Force followed by a career as a financial planner. The Pierce’s have two adorable Bichon Frises – Bailey and Lulu. They were involved in Bichon Frises rescue for a number of years. They have lived in Brevard since 2013. Judy is the author of three children’s books featuring a white squirrel: Ozette’s Destiny, Ozette’s Heartstone and Princess Stacy’s Magical Adventure.
Judy enjoys walking, biking, reading and gardening. Jim likes woodworking, biking, hiking and fixing broken things!
SURPRISED TO KNOW
Judy and Jim’s community in Brevard is a certified Monarch Waystation. They have been raising, tagging and releasing Monarchs for the past 5 years.
The Pierces were drawn to Legacy because of the equity model and all the green initiatives planned for the buildings and the land.
FUTURE AT LEGACY
Judy and Jim are looking forward to being part of a friendly and caring community.
Legacy at Mills River will be a sustainably-designed Continuing Care Retirement Community, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering equity ownership. Residents hold the deed to their own property: a stunning home designed for 21st Century convenience and following LEED principles for eco-friendly construction.