She makes some great ones.
Folks knock it, but Cat 1 is usually a lot more fun to judge than many would think. 1 is normally dominated by Helles, with a couple of ballsy folks attempting 1a-c. Those folks entering those beers tend to be the most experienced brewers, and their beers tend to have the fewest faults (or at least the most benign). Those that are flawed tend to be pretty easy to identify (estery, diacetyl, acetaldehyde). You aren't hammered before lunch, either. Then Cat 19 in the afternoon isn't going to knock you on your butt.
This is even more important if you end up doing BOS too.