Susan grew up on a multi-generation family farm in northwest Oklahoma and has more than 30 years of experience working in agriculture. She joined the Dairy MAX team in 2007, working in school marketing, health and wellness, and now industry image and relations with a focus on issues and crisis. With a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in family and consumer sciences from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Susan bridges the gap between consumers and dairy farmers, highlighting their common goals of health, enjoyment and passion. She was named a Friend of Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics twice and in 2017 was an honoree of the Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture program, established by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and Oklahoma State University. Susan and her husband have two children.
Favorite healthy breakfast:
Café con leche (coffee with milk) with a breakfast parfait with vanilla yogurt, chocolate cereal and berries.
Best advice you’ve ever received:
You don’t have to participate in every argument you are invited to.
Your food/nutrition mentor growing up:
My mom. My dad and two of my three brothers were diagnosed with diabetes, so I dealt with a family lifestyle change when I was young. Mom was committed to the diet and lifestyle changes to keep her herd healthy.