Q. Have you always lived in Portland? If not, where do you call home and what brought you here?

A. I grew up in Wisconsin, but a post-college road trip brought me and my now-husband to Portland. We’ve moved around the country since, but have always ended up back here.

Q. How do you like to spend your personal time?

A.  I’m a working mom, so time with my family is precious. We love traveling and taking adventures together, both near and far. We’re an active family who enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping and traveling together.

Q. What are some professional and/or personal pursuits that you are passionate about.

A. I’m passionate about growing and developing people and helping them to succeed, whether at work or in our community.

Q. Any special talents or hobbies you want to share?

A. My early career was in writing and editing. While I don’t write for a living anymore, I have a deep love for literature and storytelling.

Q. How would your BFF describe you?

A. Driven, down-to-earth and fun-loving.


Sue enjoying a good laugh with the Adorn staff, wearing the Sottsass dress from Nikita

Style Q&A

Q. What do you love the most about Adorn?

A. The selection is really well curated and the crew at Adorn is awesome at helping to pull together complete looks.

Q. A trend you are loving for this Season?

A. I’m loving that overalls are on trend again!

Q. Describe your personal style.

A. I like to mix in vintage-inspired looks that I can dress up or down.

Q. What is the last piece you bought at Adorn?

A. I bought some hammer pants. It’s true! They’re both comfortable and cute. I travel a lot and these are now part of my “go-to” outfit.

Q. Heels or flats?

A. Heels, definitely. Right now, I’m loving my Nike Dunk Sky Hi Sneakers. Comfort + height + style!

Q. What did/will your prom/wedding dress look like?

A. I wore a fantastic vintage 50’s ball gown for my wedding. It had a strapless bodice, wide-fitted waist and full skirt with amazing embroidered details.

Q. 3 must-have items on any vacation?

A. Patterned tights (dual purpose – running or lounging), soft bucket hat for early-morning flights, and my Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm