Susie began her career in the human services field working at The Arc of East Central Iowa as a Direct Service Professional in 1997.   She has worked a variety of positions for The Arc including Respite Coordinator and being a lead for Group and Getaway Services.  Most recently she spent 12 years as a paraeducator at Jefferson High School.

She has a diploma in Disability Services from Kirkwood, a paraeducator Certification from the State of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Hamilton Business College now Purdue University.

She came to Discovery Living in March 2020 as an Associate Coordinator.