Susan grew up in an entrepreneurial farming family in southern Saskatchewan where values of freedom, hard work and integrity were championed. Like many Canadians, four generations of her family embraced the opportunities to establish farms, businesses and build their local communities; four generations also served in the military, defending our country’s freedoms while some sacrificed their lives, while others have served and continue to serve in law enforcement to maintain peace, safety, and security. This is a legacy Sue seeks to honor and preserve for future generations.
It is these foundational values that initially sparked her interest to be involved politically. She has watched the fabric of our western provinces be eroded, threatened and stifled by the policies our federal government. Generosity, innovation, and the strong work ethic of Western Canadians has been taken advantage of by the disproportionate structure of Canadian governments.
Susan has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. Her extensive career as a Registered Nurse includes clinical practice, research, and teaching, and spanned four provinces, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta. For the past 12 years she has been a faculty member with the Department of Nursing Science at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. Susan also taught nursing programs for Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Technologies, and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, and worked in research with for the Department of Epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Professionally, she continues to develop her expertise and mentor students. Susan is certified and experienced in conflict resolution, mediation & restorative practices.
Susan’s vision for politics and good government grew out of her passion for supporting the health of individuals, families, and communities. She believes the role of fair, honest government is to foster an environment where citizens can thrive and have the opportunities to achieve their goals and dreams.
Susan has been involved at the constituency level throughout her adult life. She was an early member of the Reform Party and later the Conservative Party of Canada. She was instrumental in establishing the Saskatchewan Party constituency association in her riding and worked on numerous campaigns and actively supports ongoing local initiatives.
Susan currently resides in Battleford, SK with her husband, Alvin. He is recently retired after a long career with the RCMP. They have four married children and 11 grandchildren. Susan loves travelling, gardening, and spending time with family & friends.