A 4th generation native of Colorado, Susie was born in Denver and grew up in Broomfield. 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
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.
In February of 1998, Susie began doing afternoon sports updates during “The Zoo” on 850 KOA and eventually became the first full-time female sports reporter for KOA. During her stint at KOA and KBPI, she also spent two seasons as the sideline reporter for Colorado State football games and hosted a variety of sports programs on KOA.
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 is she selling real estate?
Susie grew up around real estate. Her mom Mary has been a RE/MAX Realtor since 1976, when the real estate industry was just starting to “allow” women in most offices. 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.
Needless to say, Mary has built a legacy and set the bar very high. She has no plans to retire soon and has been an incredible resource for Susie.
Susie believes in getting to know her clients, communicating regularly and understanding what is most important to buyers and sellers. She always makes time for her clients regardless of budget.