Judith Welles – The Strange History of Cabin John (Marriott/Zoom)
Judith Welles is a writer who has authored local history books about the area in which she lives. A former journalist, Judy was a reporter for newspapers in Poughkeepsie, New York, and in Arlington, Virginia and a work life editor for online media in Washington, D.C. She was a columnist and blogger for a technology magazine. She was also a media relations manager and speechwriter for U.S. Cabinet members and several federal agencies before returning to manage communications at Price Waterhouse Coopers and IBM. Judy has volunteered at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and served on the board of the C&O Canal Trust. She is a speaker on local history for the Montgomery County historical society in Maryland. Her first book, Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, was published in 2008 and her most recent book, Potomac, was published in 2019.