Susan is a mission-driven, thoughtful & strategic innovative interior designer and tech start-up co-founder with extensive breadth & depth of experience leading luxury and tailored design projects for top consumer brands and high-profile clientele across hospitality, retail, and residential markets. Susan is continuously building strategic relationships driving sustainable business growth through a strong qualified referral network.
Susan serves as a trusted advisor to clients, offering expert design and operations consulting capturing complete vision through collaboration, solutions-focused project management, and continuous industry research. Her authentic style of leadership empowers diverse, client-centric design teams & relationships. Susan feels fortunate to have been trusted to collaborate, often confidentially and under non-disclosures, with Fortune 100 industry leaders, politicians, professional sports athletes and venues, universities, and television & music industry celebrity talents across the country and abroad.
It is often a simple word a client may use as they describe their goal but I love to always infuse a marriage of elements of the unpredictable within the story giving it a depth or character and story.
Remembering to always honor the bones of the space while doing this in a way that doesn’t translate as forced or tired as I stay in front not bowing to short lived trends.
I have often been called “a bit of a quirky telepath or therapist” for being able to read the message a client may be working to convey though unable to put in words and then delivering a design that defines that story. I think they would also say that I love a great pair of funky shoes.
I love the mix of having many different project types at the same time. There’s a cool synergy and cross-pollination of creativity that happens. Navigating a variety of mediums and space allows me to always be pushing to create new and exciting concepts avoiding the risk of finding myself feeling stale, stagnant or burned out. Each day I wake up to thrive!
Designed with inviting spaces, Hyatt Place State College offers a boutique-style atmosphere with comforts that keep you relaxed, connected, and ready to tackle the day. Visit the Bar & Lounge to relax in a modern aesthetic that appeals to alumni and parents visiting Penn State.
Centrally located in downtown State College, PA, just one block from Penn State University, Hyatt Place State College puts you in a prime position to experience the local fanfare and culture.
Catch the Nittany Lions score a touchdown at Beaver Stadium. See your favorite band perform at Bryce Jordan Center, or tour the beautiful Penn State campus. Enjoy outdoor adventure with a hike at Mount Nittany or tee off at Penn State’s off-campus golf courses.