A lifelong educator born and raised in New York, Susan taught mostly elementary school students, and spent part of her career working with special needs children.  She also taught classes at Community Colleges.  

As a single mom in her 40’s, Susan went back to college at night while in bringing up 4 boys in New York.  Soon after, she received her Master’s Degree in Social Work, and went to work as a drug and alcohol counselor, focusing efforts on school age children.  She led Al-anon family counseling groups for families with alcoholic parents.

She taught her children (and through her sons, her grandchildren) the beauty of sunrises and sunsets, how to spread our wings and follow our dreams wherever they may take us, and how to be individuals.  Her favorite song was “My Way”, and she definitely lived her life that way!

Susan moved to Florida from New York in 1976 with her husband Gene.  Susan has 4 sons and 8 grandchildren living all across the United States.