Suzanne graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation in 1990. She worked as a wilderness leader at Honey Rock Camp in Wisconsin from 1990 to 1994. Suzanne came to CEM in 1994 for a 2-year internship, then transitioned to the school, where she teaches government, economics, math, and health. She also runs the CEM wilderness program and assists the students with their medical needs. Suzanne is ACSI teacher certified, Wilderness First Responder certified, and Red Cross Lifeguard certified.