Suzanne was the General Manager of the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, BC. She has an honours degree in business administration with a major in theatre from Wilfrid Laurier University. Suzanne was awarded the 2010 Ethel Tibbits Arts award for women of distinction and a Celebrating Women community award, Arts category in 2008. Suzanne is co-founder and past chair of the Richmond Arts Coalition. As an active member of the community, Suzanne sat on the ActSafe Performing Arts committee from 2005-2009, the Business and the Arts committee of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Richmond marketing committees from 2008-2010, and is a current member of the Rotary Club of Richmond. Suzanne was instrumental in bringing eyeGO to British Columbia and was on the steering committee for the 2006 study – ADDING IT UP: The Status of Women in Canadian Theatre. She has been active with the Professional Association for Canadian Theatres (PACT) as a past Board member, chair of the diversity committee for four years, and member of the governance, finance, membership, and professional development committees. Suzanne is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) candidate.