Susie is a 4th generation native of Colorado. Born in Denver, Susie and her family moved to Broomfield when she was 2 and she graduated from Broomfield High School in 1988.
Two years after graduating from Colorado State University in 1992, Susie met her husband Mike. From their first date in Fort Collins, they were hooked and have been together ever since.
Susie and Mike have lived in Douglas County since 1999. They have two children, Justin and Samantha and stay very busy between a multitude of kid activities, Susie’s passion for triathlon and Mike’s love for playing cards. There is never a dull moment in their house.
How her career started
Growing up, Susie’s idol was Steve Cooper, the evening DJ for KBPI in Denver. She used to tape a segment on Steve’s show called the “Top 8 at 8.” After Coop was done with the song countdown, she’d replay the tape and pretend she was announcing the songs. Coincidentally, Susie took over Steve’s shift when she got hired at KBPI in 1995.
Susie’s love for music and sports has always been intertwined. When she wasn’t playing DJ in her room, she was playing sports with the guys on her cul-de-sac. Baseball, football, basketball, you name it. If the boys were outside, she showed up too, whether they liked it or not.
In high school, Susie immersed herself in sports as an athletic trainer for football, basketball and track. She was an All State trainer her senior year and was honored to help at the All State Games held at Colorado State. Had broadcasting not panned out, her other dream was to be a head female trainer in the NFL.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from CSU, Susie was hired as a Board Operator (which is a fancy title for a button pusher) at an AM station in Fort Collins (KIIX-AM). Six months later, she was asked to DJ on Christmas day for 93.3 KTCL-FM (the FM sister station to KIIX).
From there, Susie worked three years of overnights and weekends. But paying dues is part of the business, and in November of 1995 she replaced her idol Steve Cooper and landed the midday shift at KBPI. She proudly “Rocked the Rockies” for almost 9 years.
How’d she get on TV?
In January of 2001, Susie did an internship with KUSA-TV. Yes, she was long out of college, married, a mom, and was working at both KBPI and KOA. Regardless, she wanted to check out TV and did everything she could during that spring semester to see if it was the right fit for her.
In September of 2001, KUSA took a chance on the radio girl and hired her as the Prep Sports Anchor. For 3 years, Susie anchored high school sports highlights on the weekend mornings. She also hosted the CSU coach’s show and filled in for the full time guys on occasion.
In September of 2004, she was brought on full time to be the morning weekday Sports Anchor for 9News from 5am-9am. She has anchored, reported and covered many incredible events, including the 2007 World Series, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the USA Pro Challenge.
In 2009, Susie won her first Emmy for “Sportscast.”
Why on earth is she selling real estate?
Susie’s mom Mary, has been a RE/MAX Broker Associate since 1976. At that time, the real estate industry was just starting to “allow” women. Since then, Mary has won countless top sales awards, fought (and won) a battle with breast cancer, and has made thousands of people happy with their entire real estate experience.
Mary has always told Susie she would love to “pass to torch” to someone in the family. Now is the time to take the torch and try to live up to the legacy Mary has so tirelessly built.
Susie believes in making home ownership dreams come true for her clients by understanding the importance of location for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Let Susie help you find the perfect home for your needs!