Susan graduated from Alma College in 1981 and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1985 and served as guest professeur de Loi americaine at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France from 1988-89. Prior to opening her law office in Chelsea in 2005, Susan practiced family law in Grosse Pointe, Michigan servicing Wayne and Macomb Counties. Susan has practiced law in Washtenaw, Jackson and Livingston counties from her office in downtown Chelsea since its opening in 2005. Susan serves on the Board of Trustees of the Chelsea District Library (2012-2016) and will serve as President of the Chelsea Rotary Club in 2016-17. She is a member of the Michigan Bar Association - Family Law Section, the Women's Lawyers Association of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the Collaborative Practice Institute Michigan. Susan has two grown children, is an active member in the Ann Arbor Ski Club and loves the Detroit Tigers.