Judy grew up in Alamogordo, NM where she was active in choir during her high school years. Upon graduating in 1989, she received a full scholarship to New Mexico State University for her freshman year, so she attended for one year. In the Fall of 1990, Judy transferred to LCU and completed her bachelor's in Accounting degree in December 1993. While at LCU she was involved in Kappa Phi Kappa Social Club, Meistersingers Chorus, and Minnesingers Octet. She married her high school sweetheart, Keith Corbin, in July 1992.
After graduating from LCU, Judy worked at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as a Staff Accountant.
Judy and Keith have two children, Tyler born in October 1995 and Brooke born in 1998. Judy chose to stay at home and babysit for other families after their second child came. When Brooke went to kindergarten, Judy accepted a job as a teacher's aide at Frenship ISD. In August 2009, her children transferred to Lubbock Christian School and Judy found the job at LCU, as the Administrative Assistant in Graduate Education.