Social Media Director
Suzanne grew up in the Air Force, her family returning to their deep roots in NJ in time for her to finish high school. After earning a Masters of Fine Art, Suzanne put her sculpture skills to work baking wedding cakes, which led to a 25 year long career in catering. When her position was “restructured” in 2013 she joined the ranks of Americans working harder and harder for less. It wasn’t until she heard Senator Sanders speak that she could see the increasingly difficult and deeply private struggle to support her family in a larger context – staff, co-workers, friends and family were struggling too. She felt she had to do more, so Suzanne volunteered with the Sanders Campaign, drove in the motor pool during the DCCC in Philly in 2016, worked to promote Green Party candidates, and joined BNC as a volunteer in January of 2017.
Prior to joining the BNC team Suzanne spent her spare time going for long walks, knitting, reading and working in her garden. She figures knitting can wait and the jungle her garden has become is a win/win for Mother Nature. Her children, backyard bees and chickens and her two dogs keep her from spending too much time at the computer. “Outside” is her favorite place to be.
“BNC’s post-partisan message spoke to me. If we are to make lasting progress it won’t be by simply ‘flipping’ the House and Senate back and forth between the two political parties that have a stranglehold on our government. I’m still technically a Democrat though, and I’ll tell you why. In NJ you have to be registered as a Republican or a Democrat to work the polls and vote in primary elections. The system is so completely rigged against independents and third parties that signing up as a R or a D is the only way to fully participate. Until we can get in there and change it we have to work with the system we have. I’m committed to giving what I’ve got to be a part of that change.”