A transplant from Rochester, Michigan, Susan retired from a nursing career and lives in Traverse City. Her volunteer interests have involved families (Care House, Pontiac, MI, Child and Family Services and Child Advocacy Center, Traverse City, MI) as well as outdoor maintenance of her local church grounds. She pursued an interest in art after her retirement and has contributed to various area exhibits and has been an active member of CTAC/Art Center Traverse City since her move to northern Michigan.
"Art, and consequently culture, in its varied forms has been crucial to the progress of civil societies since cave paintings or before. This legacy is connected to all art organizations, including CTAC, and underscores our need to preserve and promote what inevitably becomes our voice and our history."