As the Founder of Harmonious Surroundings, Susan’s interest in energy work and her desire to bring more than just beauty (ie, balance and harmony) to the spaces she works with - led her to go beyond her Interior Design education & trained additionally in the Art of Feng Shui at both the Western School of Feng Shui & International Feng Shui Schools.
A Native Californian, born to two very artistic parents, Susan has been designing and creating since childhood. She loves working with color. She finds it exhilarating and inspiring and isn't afraid to use it! As long as she can balance it with function and form it will always be a part of her work. At this writing, she is currently completing a certification in the Psychology of Color thru the IACC. She expresses a passion in her work and in helping others through her own life's journey. She's very much a believer of holistic wellnesss and enjoys spending her free time riding her bike, traveling and just being outdoors. These are the things that help her to create natural environments that her clients truly enjoy spending time in.
Susan’s first professional career started with her husband in 1982 when they opened an accounting firm in La Mesa, the same year she graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. They worked as a team in this business on and off for the next 20 years until their son went off to college. This is when Susan decided to go back to school herself to pursue more creative endeavors. She earned an Associates Degree in Interior Design from Mesa College.
Susan is a “perpetual student” always looking to expand her personal growth and development. Through continuing education, trade shows and seminars it allows her to bring all that is possible to her clients. And she truly enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. She has strong organization and project management skills, pays attention to budget and detail, is environmentally aware and is just as excited to see the final outcome as her clients are!