Susie grew up in Asheboro and graduated from Asheboro High School before earning a history degree from North Carolina State University. After graduation, she stayed in the Triangle, working as a software analyst before choosing to become a stay-at-home mom. In 1997, she and her family came back home to Randolph County where she continued to use her education and experience as a community volunteer.
Susie volunteered with Asheboro City Schools from 2000 to 2013 often working directly with students on their reading and math skills. During that time, she also volunteered and served as an officer in parent organizations such as Loflin Elementary PTA, Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education, and the Asheboro High School Band Parent Organization. She spent so many hours volunteering at Donna Lee Loflin Elementary that some of the students believed she worked there.
Susie served as a precinct official with the local Board of Elections for nine years before being elected as the Chair of the Randolph County Democratic Party. She supports Medicaid Expansion, respect and funding for public schools and educators, and fair districts and courts. She opposes gerrymandering and believes saving local hospitals is essential to the health of our citizens and our economy.