Susan has a passion for having an impact through service. She has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for schools, water, and health programs overseas working with the International Committee of Rotary Clubs and Engineers Without Borders.
Her service activities also include helping set up temporary eye clinics in Haiti, Panama, Cameroon and Honduras.
Susan is a cofounder of the International Dragon Boat Federation and the national dragon boat governing body in the US. She took US teams to compete around the world as well – all while raising her 3 children. She owned an independent video production company, wrote for newspapers and magazines and ran two non-profit organizations.
The White House, United Nations, and the Governor of Iowa have recognized Susan for her commitment to international service, tourism and cultural exchange.
Now retired, she travels extensively for pleasure and international service activities.
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Full of amazing stories, Sue has found a way to merge her passion for traveling with her purpose for serving others. Along the way she’s managed to gain a different perspective on cultures and people.
With a bit of creativity she has managed to find unique ways to pursue her traveling. There have been many lessons along the way, and many lives touched. All that has reinforced her approach about looking for fun, even in challenging situations.
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Sue’s service organizations