On Susan’s first day of middle school in 6th grade she saw an older larger boy beating up a young new 6th grade boy. Instead of helping, Susan scurried past down the hall and ran home. To this day, Susan is still haunted and bothered because she did nothing to help that young boy. This experience caused Susan to vow always to fight for people who need help or assistance, and shaped many of her future decisions in life. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Susan’s family dinner conversations often revolved around the importance of compassion, strength, truthfulness and the order of law. Susan’s father was an attorney who so valued our American judicial system that he often would become tearful discussing the founding fathers and our Constitution. Not surprisingly, those formative years lead Susan to a passion for justice and the law, and she continues to advocate and fight for people on a daily basis.