Susi was born, and also adopted, in Boston Massachusetts, then raised in Pittsburg, PA along with her 2 adopted siblings. 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 over 25 years. They have 2 sons whom Susi home-schooled to graduation. Susi spent a number of years working for American Express in Boston, then worked several years in a county social services office in North Dakota. She still reports that her favorite and most fulfilling job was being a stay-at-home Mom. Susi has been involved in youth ministry for many years through Young Life and at Calvary Lake Ozark church. Her unique life experience as someone 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. Susi often tells people that since beginning her journey at Calo in 2010, she has never “gone to work”, and considers this her second home. She cannot imagine “working” anywhere else!