Susan graduated from Alfred University in 1983 with a degree in Elementary Education. She got her Masters in Elementary Ed from Boston College and taught second grade and fourth grade at Nardin Academy Elementary School for three years. She and her husband Paul married in 1986 and Susan stayed home to raise their five children.
She is very active in volunteering at her parish, SS. Peter and Paul in Hamburg as well as being a member of their school board. She also serves on the school board of St. Francis High School in Athol Springs. A member of various Diocese of Buffalo committees and after school tutor at Nativity Miguel Middle School, she also enjoys reading, painting, running, bicycling, skiing and traveling. Susan is a past board member of the Character Council of WNY and enjoys remaining connected by now serving as Race Director for the Character Chase 5K as well as a member of the Ambassadors for Character.