Susan was retiring and wanted to volunteer somewhere where she could work with individuals with disabilities and be outside. She mentioned this to a friend she met on the golf course, Rena Snyder, and the rest they say is history. Susan began volunteering at Forward Stride in 2014 as a sidewalker/header in the Rehabilitation Services Program and helping out with horse care.
Susan joined the board in 2018. She had a long career in public service with the State of Oregon with positions in management, training, adjudication, operations and policy analysis that she believes will be useful as a member of the board.