Singing and songwriting professionally since the age of 6 in her hometown of Calgary, Canada, Suzanne recorded and performed in hundreds of folk festivals and concerts at a very early age with international folk artist, Paulo (Paul Finkleman).
She also performed in the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics as a child, and studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Canada.
Suzanne was accepted to attend a conservatory program in NYC at the age of 18, where she studied voice under the Metropolitan Opera's mezzo-soprano, Ariel Bybee, and studied dance under Bob Fosse's proteges at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She composed and recorded musical scores and dance numbers for off-Broadway shows.
However, she quickly expanded her musical roots in the NYC's Lower East Side live music scene.
Fronting rock bands, singing and playing guitar, headlining at CBGB's, Don Hill's, The Spiral, Acme Underground and other revolutionary clubs, were Suzanne's rites of passage, as they were for all New York rockers at that time.
When CBGB's closed down in 2006, it marked the end of an era in NYC. That year also marked Suzanne's move to Austin TX, where she developed a deeper connection to her songwriting.