Susan holds a Bachelors Degree, Organization Behavior, from Central Washington University; a Masters Degree, Organizational Development and Analysis from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; and doctoral studies in Organization Analysis from The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has served as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University, Central Washington University, Western Washington University and Seattle University in undergraduate and graduate level business and organization development courses. Susan has published three books, one for teachers in classroom teaching methods, one on human resource trends, and one on mergers and acquisitions.
Susan worked for twenty years as a consultant with a premier international consulting and training firm based in Princeton, NJ, and for ten years as a partner in a merger and acquisition consulting firm based in Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. Her clients included companies such as CNN/Atlanta, Chrysler Motors, British Airways, Volkswagen/Mexico, Corning Glass, Red Lobster, In Focus/Proxima, VNU/Holland, Praxair/Canada, and National Petrochemical/Thailand. She is currently CEO of HopeSource, a private, non-profit, human services firm in Ellensburg, WA.