Susan brings a range of expertise, from crisis communications and community affairs to corporate positioning and issues management. With a specialty in media relations, she has taught media relations courses at the University of Washington and has placed stories internationally and in all the major US media.
At Soapbox, Susan works to raise the profiles of a variety of Seattle-based nonprofits. Susan has worked to further the Community Health Network of Washington’s legislative agenda throughout her entire tenure at Soapbox, and was part of the team that helped to make considerable advances in the realm of health care for children and adults throughout Washington State.
Before joining Soapbox, Susan spent 10 years at DDB Seattle, ultimately as a vice president of the agency’s issues and advocacy practice. There she managed a client portfolio that included start-ups, multi-billion dollar corporations and foundations. She began her career in Denver, where she earned a B.S. in marketing and advertising from the University of Denver.
Susan believes our families explain a lot about us. To confirm that suspicion, she earned a Master’s in Psychology at Antioch University, focusing on child, couple and family therapy. When she asks you about your parents, you’ll know why. She’s practicing the art of juggling her communications consulting at Soapbox with a private therapy practice in Ballard, and life with her husband and young son.