Suzanne grew up in Massachusetts and headed to Colorado in 1980 where she fell in love with the majestic Rocky Mountains and Boulder's laid back atmosphere and has called Boulder home ever since. As luck would have it in 1995, she met Ben (NHA founder & President) and his wife Laura and became friends. A few years passed, Suzanne had her second child and found herself searching for a job that was flexible so she could balance career & family time. Natural Habitat was growing and in 2000 welcomed her in and it was a perfect fit! Beginning as assistant to the office manager and transitioning into the reservations department, they squeezed her into a utility room with a pile of papers! Suzanne's role has evolved over the years to become our Adventure Gear Specialist, aka "Gear Goddess"! Suzanne traveled before joining Nat Hab but adventure travel is a completely different experience. Since touching a gray whale in Baja on her first NHA journey she was hooked on wildlife adventures as well as photography and her world changed forever. Her NHA travels have taken her all around the planet~ to sail the Inside Passage with Orcas, hear howling Wolves in Yellowstone and appreciate the beauty of the geology and wildlife of Newfoundland. New Zealand's South Island, its jaw dropping beauty and eco-system diversity and of course seeing the illusive Kiwi foraging at night on the beach, truly amazed her. Some of the most unforgettable adventures are the ones she was able to share with her children~ getting up close and personal with the Grizzlies of Coastal Katmai with her son, Polar Bears of Churchill with her daughter and the wonder of the Galapagos Islands on our family departure with both of them. Lots of laughs with all of the kids on the trip! In 2017 Suzanne along with her daughter Malia, headed back to Churchill, Manitoba where they snorkeled and kayaked with the "canaries of the sea", beluga whales. Her trip of a lifetime was making it through the Drake Passage to explore the Antarctic Peninsula where she hopes one day to return to immerse herself in penguins, icebergs & polar plunge again! In 2018 Suzanne's heart was forever changed when she headed to Africa on an unforgettable adventure to Botswana and Zambia. It was an intimate experience with elephants, baboons, crocs, giraffe, zebra, lions, sable, leopard and so much more. Surreal and magical!