In addition to her physical therapy license, Susan is a Certified Personal Trainer through the International Fitness Professionals Association. Susan grew up on the Oregon coast, was an avid runner and competed for the University of Oregon track and cross country teams. After graduation, she competed for Nike. She is now an accomplished power lifter. She enjoys photography and graphic design with her husband Steve. They have two grown sons and their cat, Zipper, and dog, Zuzu.