Susi was born, and also adopted, in Boston, Massachusetts. She was raised, along with her two adopted siblings, in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from the Winchester-Thurston School, she attended Gordon College in Wenham, MA. There, she met her husband, Gary, to whom she has been married for 23 years. They have two sons whom Susi has homeschooled throughout their lives. Susi spent a number of years working for American Express in Boston. She also worked for several years in a county social services office in North Dakota while also working as a juvenile tracker with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Susi’s favorite and most fulfilling job was, however, being a stay at home mom. Susi has also been involved in youth ministry for years through Young Life and at Calvary Chapel Lake of the Ozarks. Her life experience as a person who has struggled with past trauma and attachment issues is just part of the reason she feels so at home at Calo. She loves to see young people and their families find healing and joy and is honored to be a part of that process. Susi often tells people that since beginning her journey at Calo 5 years ago, she has never gone to work, as she considers this her second home. She cannot imagine “working” anywhere else!