Born in Rhode Island, Susan's whole life has been influenced by the gravitational pull of the arts. Much of her youth was spent sketching and building stuff out of found objects, which inspired her first entrepreneurial venture: selling mini creatures made from peanut shells for a penny each in elementary school.
Floating between various areas of design during her college years, the performing arts won out as her chosen career and she became a Chicago-based stage actor. Her life in the theater, continued interest in hands-on design, and love for baking intersected in 2009 when she created a custom cookie mold to make personalized opening night treats for her cast mates. One-of-a-kind cookie molds for her children, family, and friends soon expanded into a business. Susan lives happily just outside of Chicago in Des Plaines, IL, with her supportive husband, two children, and dog.