She is also a founding member and the medical representative for the Lemhi County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Team.Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys living in the country and spending time with family.
After a formal education as a speech therapist she worked for over 25 years as a Developmental Specialist, Sr.
and Early Intervention Specialist throughout Idaho. In 1994 she was able to merge her love of horses with her knowledge of disabilities when she and a friend founded Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association in Salmon, Idaho.
Upon moving back to Salmon in 2008, Katie became very involved at WTRRA and earned her Register Instructor status in the spring of 2011.
Katie enjoys working at the High School as an Agricultural Education instructor, but her true passion will always be horses and children, so a perfect match for Whitewater!
In 1999, Suzanne, along with her family, moved to Salmon, ID to accept a Nurse Practitioner position at Steele Memorial Medical Center (SMMC).
She volunteers as a Regional Faculty Member for the American Heart Association and is currently a Board Member for the Lemhi County Mahoney House & Family Safety Center.
As an associate professor for both BYU and MSU, Suzanne taught communications in addition to attending college.
With the initial intention of becoming an attorney, Suzanne, whose family has a long line of physicians and healthcare providers, enrolled into the Pre-Masters Law Program at BYU, but soon found that she was drawn to nursing.
She earned her Registered Nursing Degree from Montana State University in 1982 and in 1984 returned to Brigham Young University to obtain her Masters of Nursing Science.
Suzanne continued her training at Graceland College and received a Post Masters Certificate in Nursing.
She began college at the age of sixteen, attending Eastern Montana College for a short time.