Growing up the proud daughter of a Marine, Suzanne moved frequently during most of her childhood, including living in Denmark for two years. Throughout public schooling her one constant was the arts. She was inspired by her mother and the fortunate relationships with mentors, teachers and colleagues. Suzanne was a high school art teacher for over 34 years through which she continued her arts education via several colleges and craft schools. Retirement has afforded her the time to research, develop, and hone the skills required for sand-blast etching.