Jude joined the CYC staff in 2002. Previously, he served as the Field and Chapter Coordinator at COLAGE, an international organization for people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents uniting for change, and the Education Coordinator for Ozone House in Michigan, which offers housing and support programs and services that provide support, intervention, training, and assistance to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth and their families. Jude was a founding leader of San Francisco Garden Resource Organization (SFGRO), which provided assistance to the network of community gardens.
His volunteer activities have included serving on the Board of Directors of Mountain Meadow Summer Camp in New Jersey and Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association in San Francisco.
Jude received an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Johnson & Wales University.