Susie grew up in the Pacific NW and has a deep love for its flora and fauna. She likes long backpacking trips, learning new things about local plants and insects, and spending time with friends, family, and her cat (Europa). She is a certified arborist and joined the Backyard Habitat team in July 2016. She has been a Backyard participant since 2010 and is Gold certified, but still has many projects in mind for her yard!