Susan began her love affair with horses as a youth at summer camps.  Her parents bought her a horse in her early teens to help her through the turbulent teenage years of the '60s (which she only realized once she had teens herself!)  That horse became her best friend and impacted her relationship with animals for life.

Susan spent her 30-year career as a nurse-midwife including several volunteer assignments overseas.  In 2015, she moved to California, retired from clinical practice and began volunteering at Sonoma Horse Rescue.  Once reconnected with horses, she found the same emotional, spiritual and physical satisfaction and reward that she experienced as a youth.  No longer interested in horse ownership, but now committed to horse rescue, she finds deep pleasure in assisting the horses in every aspect of their lives.

In 2017 Susan became the Volunteer Coordinator for Sonoma Horse Rescue and is proud to become the newest Board Member.  She is studying Equine Science at Santa Rosa Junior College which provides her with a deeper understanding of horses and advances her skills with their daily care.  Susan enjoys the horses and the dedicated community of like-minded volunteers that make up Sonoma Horse Rescue. ​