Meet The Judges

We are pleased to provide award-winning, and renown judges. Our judges have passion, enjoyment of the visual, creative and performing arts. 

 
 
Joe Leo - Cranford Dramatic Club President   Joe Leo is happy to return for his third year as a judge for UGT. He is the owner of Here's The Story Bookstore for 24 years in Union Center and the President of the Union Center Special Improvement District. Joe is, also, serving his third term as President of the Cranford Dramatic Club in Cranford that is now in it's 101st season. Born and raised in Union, he can be seen hosting Storytime on TV34 everyday and enjoys performing on stage, producing theater productions and doing props for which he won the 2018 NJACT/Perry Award. He wants to thank Marie and Joe for all their hard work and wished luck to all the contestants.

Joe Leo - Cranford Dramatic Club President

Joe Leo is happy to return for his third year as a judge for UGT. He is the owner of Here's The Story Bookstore for 24 years in Union Center and the President of the Union Center Special Improvement District. Joe is, also, serving his third term as President of the Cranford Dramatic Club in Cranford that is now in it's 101st season. Born and raised in Union, he can be seen hosting Storytime on TV34 everyday and enjoys performing on stage, producing theater productions and doing props for which he won the 2018 NJACT/Perry Award. He wants to thank Marie and Joe for all their hard work and wished luck to all the contestants.

 
Jonathan Trzeszkowski - Actor    Jonathan Trzeszkowski  is thrilled to be a first time judge for UGT. He is a graduate of UC Berkley and is a third grade teacher at The Gregory School in Long Branch, NJ. He has traveled the world extensively including living in Italy and spent 18 years as an award winning gymnast. Known to his friends as "Trz", Jonathan has also performed in several shows including "The Lion King", "Bye Bye Birdie", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat" and "The Little Mermaid". He wants to thank Marie and Joe for everything they have done as teachers and is inspired by their commitment to kids.

Jonathan Trzeszkowski - Actor

Jonathan Trzeszkowski is thrilled to be a first time judge for UGT. He is a graduate of UC Berkley and is a third grade teacher at The Gregory School in Long Branch, NJ. He has traveled the world extensively including living in Italy and spent 18 years as an award winning gymnast. Known to his friends as "Trz", Jonathan has also performed in several shows including "The Lion King", "Bye Bye Birdie", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat" and "The Little Mermaid". He wants to thank Marie and Joe for everything they have done as teachers and is inspired by their commitment to kids.