Susan is Publicity Chair for the Family Folk Machine. She has been a member of a number of choirs in Seattle, San Diego, and New York City but the Family Folk Machine is her all-time favorite! The FFM has such a unique, creative, and supportive atmosphere. She was inspired to learn to play ukulele and guitar by the FFM and participates in the Machine Shop songwriting group and Machine Shed activities. She enjoys dabbling in art with pencil, pastel, and digital drawing for FFM publicity. She stays active with outdoor activities including biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and sailing. Susan is the Lab Manager of the Viral Vector Core at the University of Iowa and is married with two young adult daughters.