She believes that in order to understand and assist Mother Nature we, men and women alike, must individually tap into our feminine side. By relating to Nature from a more nurturing perspective we can better understand the natural cycles of the Earth and roles that humans play as the keepers of a life-giving energy we call Nature.
Susan's father was a uranium miner associated with the Atomic Energy Commission in Colorado where she developed a love of the outdoors. She graduated from college, married, raised two children, is a proud grandmother of one and lived a basically normal life. Then her life began moving in a different direction after her divorce. Susan's passion for the environment began to stir and she went back to school with the dream of legally defending 'Earthfirst'. At that point she began her work with Sam Hitt, a pioneer of environmentalism and the founder of Forest Guardians.
Susan has an undergraduate degree from the college of Santa Fe and a law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has worked with the Toney Anaya administration as an environmental policy aide and founded the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, the Utah Rivers Council and the Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Susan is also associated with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Colorado Environmental Coalition.