After graduating with marketing and finance degrees, Susie quickly learned, "Finance was not for me. Right out of school, I went to a few interviews and even bought a suit I never wore again." Her marketing skill and love for the mountains snagged great positions at Rossignol and Ski Utah. "When the opportunity came up at Deer Valley, I just couldn't say no."

Happily thriving in her hometown, today Susie imbues her children with her love of the outdoors. "We get them out as much as possible," she says. "Two or three runs, and then it’s hot cocoa time. Having my two little ones chase me around the mountain is the best feeling in the world." When skiing without kids, "I gravitate to the trees,” Susie smiles. “I love Triangle Trees, Sunset Glades, and Ontario Bowl.”

“With a family of my own, I see our community differently now," she avers. "I love that it still feels small, and I run into people I know whenever I grocery shop."

Gazing at the spring landscape, she concludes, "I love what I do and where we live. I hope I can always work in the community I am passionate about, in an industry I love.”