A Chicago native, Susan and her husband, Tom, fell in love with the Chattanooga area on a trip to visit their son, Patrick, a Marine stationed in NC. They moved to Soddy Daisy in 2015, and their daughter, Kaitlin, followed a year later. Susan is a graduate of Loyola University, Chicago, with a BS in Criminal Justice. She is a proud veteran of the Army, having served active duty for three years as a truck driver. She is an avid Chicago Bears fan. She and her family enjoy exploring their new state of Tennessee. She is a member of the Tennessee Trails Association and loves exploring the many hiking trails here.