Taking an early retirement buy-out in 2010, Trudy moved to High Springs, Florida where she managed a small ranch specializing in the Florida Heritage Breed known as Cracker Cattle. She served briefly as the registrar for that Association before returning to the automotive field, this time with BMW in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she served as a contractor in the Quality Assurance Department.
Having vacationed regularly in the Dubois area for over a decade, Trudy jumped at the opportunity to move to Dubois in the fall of 2013. She loves the Wyoming lifestyle, wildlife, wilderness, winter sports, tracking, and horseback riding and hiking in the Wind River area, especially the Badlands. She brings extensive organizational and planning skills with her to team of the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association.