Susan is an Associate and one of the Architectural Historians with Artifacts. Since obtaining her Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon (2008) and joining the team at Artifacts, Susan has honed her skills in architectural survey, research and recordation. Thanks to her prior experience in anthropology and community development, Susan brings a human interest perspective to the historic contexts she writes and the oral history interviews she conducts.
Before deciding to pursue a graduate degree in historic preservation, Susan worked as a draft animal handler and a craftsperson in metal and wood on historic farms in the Midwest. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Kalamazoo College and has lived abroad in Scotland and in Guatemala. As part of her Peace Corps service in the latter, she worked in community outreach and agricultural training with indigenous populations. She has conversational proficiency in Spanish.