Susan graduated from University of Vermont where she competed on the tennis team. After college she pursued a career as a chef and cooked for a number of prestigious Boston caterers. Soon after she started one of Boston's first pet sitting businesses Creature Comforts which she ran for 15yrs. She married in 1995 moved to Houston Texas. There she had a small import business Pashmir which sold textile handicrafts from Thailand, Laos , and Nepal. Susan is still an active tennis player who has competed in many National Senior tennis tournaments over the years. She and her husband, Rob, live in Boston and Palm Beach.