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I was fortunate to be interviewed recently by Telluride TV about living in Telluride, writing, and being a love poet. The show is called Almost Live, which they bill as a variety program designed to let viewers know what’s what and who’s who in Telluride.

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In a nutshell:

Writer // [Cause] Marketer // Speaker // Poet

In a paragraph:

I’m a writer, marketer, speaker, and poet working with organizations making the world a better place. I collaborate with authentic companies and non-profits, and have deep knowledge in several industries, including but not limited to: health and wellness, nonprofits, the arts, higher education, earth- and homeless-related causes, youth, women’s rights, relationships, and adventure/travel. I accomplish all I do by fully understanding the backstory and delivering exceptional work.

Stories That Matter to Me

I hear the beginning is a very good place to start

Long before I began crawling, I began making noise. I found ways to express my…

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The Hiding Place

When I was around eight or nine, my mother gifted me a book called The Hiding…

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Real testimonials, from real people like you

“Suzanne, you have the great luxury of having an expansive imagination and creating so much.”

Adrian Metejka
Award-winning poet and Pulitzer-prize finalist

“Suzanne has excellent energy. She is vibrant, earnest, optimistic, and expects greatness in others. She has more energy than a dozen people combined. If you’re working with Suzanne, congratulations. You’re very fortunate!”
Randy Lubinsky

“I’ve had the good fortune to work with Suzanne on several occasions. Her work has always been outstanding, completed in a timely fashion, and has consistently exceeded my expectations. She is a pleasure to work with.”

Tom Kruczek‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Notre Dame College


“Affectionately called ‘Smith’ (as in wordsmith) by our executive team, Suzanne approached projects with excitement and eagerness to solve problems, and provided messaging that was direct, professional, and eloquent. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, always prompt, respectful, and fun. She has the open mind of an artist and the sensibility of a business owner. She owns her work and can stand behind her every word.”

Shea De Oliviera
Health and Wellness Consultant

“Suzanne was an awesome coworker, teammate, mentor, and friend! She was detail-oriented, thorough, and always pleasant to work with. It seems Suzanne lives by the motto ‘Anything worth doing is worth doing well.’ A great person to have on your team!‬”

Kelly Bingham‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Corporate Communications Professional

“I have had the pleasure to work with Suzanne on a number of creative marketing projects. She brings enthusiastic energy and know-how to all projects. I’ve counted on her to be thorough and inquisitive during the creative process, leading to results that hit the mark. She is a quick learner, has a great amount of self initiative, and a high responsibility to produce good work that fosters excellent results.”

Audrey Toombs Phillips‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Abstract Painter/Instructor/Art Coach

“Suzanne is on to something extraordinary! The terms ‘brand’ and ‘identity’ are often linked together, but no one understands how to get to the heart of identity like Suzanne. Her deep and genuine curiosity about who you really are as an individual or organization allows her to go beyond a ‘look’ and truly express the essence of your presence. She’ll quickly get to the heart of your identity, and then amplify it… making you undeniably shine.”

Kim Ribich
Strategic Planning Consultant

“The day I met Suzanne was my first official day of work with a national health and wellness company where we both held executive positions. As she walked in the hotel lobby, our CEO leaned over to me and said, ‘Are you ready for more energy than our entire group’s combined?’”

Shea De Oliviera
Health and Wellness Consultant

“What you must know about Suzanne, if you don’t already, is that she is a gifted artist and writer… an extraordinarily talented poet, in fact.”

Jennifer Coburn Halsey
Graphic Designer / Business Owner

“Getting to know Suzanne as a poet, I‘ve found her very life is a story she is writing and sharing. She writes from her heart, and when you read her work, it seems as if she’s writing directly to your own heart. Her work is poignant, asks for pause in the day to day, and reminds me to take a deep breath and truly be. Suzanne is an adventurous and compassionate being, and in her writing, it shows.”

Shea De Oliviera
Health and Wellness Consultant

“Suzanne has a thorough understanding of marketing and communications, and more importantly, she knows how to apply her knowledge and experience in order to get results, quickly and within budget. If you need a practical marketing plan implemented, you need Suzanne on speed dial!”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Larry Humes‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Marketing and Public Relations Professional