Susanne was born in a little fairy tale village in the northern part of Germany, not far from Lubeck and the Baltic Sea. After completing two years of schooling in child psychology, she met a handsome young man vacationing from the United States, and she never looked back! After a whirlwind romance they were married and moved to Sarasota, where her new in-laws had their home.
Adjusting to life in the United States was helped by the fact that Mike and his parents spoke fluent German. Susanne had studied English in school, but it still took a long time before she felt really comfortable conversing in her second language. Home with a new baby, she’d watch soap operas in the afternoons and write down all the words she heard the actors using. Later, she spent lots of time playing Scrabble with her next door neighbor, who had daughters the same age as Susanne’s son.
Once their son was older, Susanne decided to pursue a career in real estate, and joined Betsy Hills in 1987. She and Betsy have worked together on and off for twenty-five years and are now both part of the Island Real Estate team! At times she’s taken a hiatus from real estate help Mike with their family business exporting vehicles to Europe. We’re thankful he’s willing to share his fabulous wife with our office!