Susan grew up in Concordia, KS where she attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic grade school. She attended The University of Kansas and received her B.S. degree in both Accounting and Business Administration. She received her M.B.A. from Rockhurst College majoring in Marketing and Management. She previously worked at Sacred Heart High School, KPL Gas Service Company in Topeka, Marion Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical Company in Kansas City and Puritan Bennett Medical Manufacturing Company in Kansas City. She joined the Salina Diocese Chancery staff in August, 2020 as the Education Coordinator. Susan and her daughter, Megan, are members of St. Mary’s Parish.