Susan received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and her Masters degree in Education from Lindenwood University. She parlayed this education into a 31 year career and retired from the Fort Zumwalt School District in 2004. Susan still enjoys snow skiing and spending time with her grandchildren. She has immersed herself in service with various Elks programs for both veterans and children, Cardinals’ Care, projects sponsored by Missouri Retired Teachers organization, and the veterans at our MVH. As a member of the Elks, it is their pledge to be there for Veterans. One of her most prized possessions is the Missouri Veterans Female Volunteer award she received in 2012. She was raised by two veterans, and has a great admiration for those who have served. Her subsequent service to, and experience with, the veterans at MVH, and willingness to serve on the BOT, demonstrate her desire to “give back” and help those in need of assistance. Susan has been married to her husband, Ken, for 25 years, and they both enjoy volunteering at MVH.