Susan has a degree in art education from Ohio State University, and a degree in advertising design from the Art institute of Fort Lauderdale. She worked as a graphic designer and layout artist for several ad agencies.
Susan has two children, a boy and a girl, and she spent many years volunteering as a leader in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Susan has taught private art classes as well as art, photography, and craft badges and camps. She has also worked as a mural artist and is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, exhibiting in several local, national, and international juried shows.