Susan grew up in Colorado, where she skied competitively, and fully enjoyed all aspects of the states' natural gifts and growing urban areas. She moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Lewis and Clark College for a degree in Psychology. After managing an upscale Italian restaurant, she decided to join the Army. Various training took her to Tucson, Arizona and Monterey, California where she learned Arabic. Assignments shortly followed in Germany and Italy with two tours in Iraq. For almost ten years she was fortunate enough to live in Vicenza, Italy, the birthplace of architecture's inimitable Andrea Palladio, the creator of Villa Capra 'La Rotunda', and the inspiration for Thomas Jefferson's most noted designs almost two centuries later.
Susan added Italian to her portfolio, and eventually served as a liaison officer between American and Italian forces. It was learning the language that made possible a deeper appreciation of art, design, and locally sourced cuisine. After meeting her husband, also serving with the Army, and starting a family, it was time to return to the United States. They moved to Charlottesville in 2008 to reconnect with extended family members with long ties to Virginia. She feels right at home here, with the surrounding vineyards, the rich academic culture, and the many pleasures of our vibrant small town. Since coming to Charlottesville, Susan acquired experience in graphic design work, which she often applies in support of her son’s school in Albemarle County. She has fallen in love with the Virginia countryside and the beautiful historic estate homes. It was this love affair that drew her to pursue a career in real estate. Susan is adept at listening to the needs of her clients and would love to help you find the right place to call home.