As an Energy & Industry Consultant shared between the Colorado Workforce Development Council and the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium, Susan works to connect Colorado's energy employers with the State’s Career Pathways system, and to support community resilience through the creation of Sector Partnerships. Susan’s early career in the rural electrification system led her to economic development during the Romer administration. She is a Certified Economic Developer and MBA who consulted nationally, helping clients engage leaders to build their base of support and tell their story in a more compelling way. She is passionate about making economic opportunities available to everyone and moving toward the sustainability of Colorado's natural and built environment. In her spare time, Susan is actively engaged in birding, habitat, and wildlife conservation through her leadership role with Denver Field Ornithologists. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and travel with family/friends from her home base in Golden.