Susan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Frostburg State University in 1997 and worked for three years in the mental health field. She returned to school in 2000 at Frederick community college to pursue her nursing degree. She worked as an LPN in a long-term care facility while completing her RN degree. After receiving her degree in 2006 she began her career as a laser and cosmetic nurse and has been working in the field ever since.
She resides in Westminster, MD with her husband Steve and four children. She, along with her family, enjoys beach vacations, spending time outdoors, and supporting her favorite organization Pathfinders for Autism.