Suzanne lived in the suburbs of Chicago for all of her life before moving to Santa Fe. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a M.Ed. from Loyola University in Chicago, and a Ph.D. and a J.D. from Northwestern University. She started her career in education, and after twelve years, transitioned to law; she practiced law as an estate planning attorney for more than 25 years. She had leadership roles in many professional organizations and served in development roles for multiple not for profits, including Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Rotary and other community organizations.
In Santa Fe, Suzanne has volunteered at her church as a greeter and helping with the homeless shelter; she is on the Board of the Desert Chorale and a member of the Community Affairs Committee for her HOA. Always a singer, she has enjoyed being part of a Clown Chorus which performs at assisted living facilities and retirement homes. She enjoys cooking, golf and tennis and her Santa Fe book groups, not to mention, walks with her dog Max.