Contact Susie


Welcome to my blog where I write stories about food, flavors and food safety.

I have worked in the food and flavor industry for about 20 years.

Originally, I am from Orangevale, California, where I grew up on a small farm. As a kid, I raised chickens, helped my parents with the cows, canned fruits, made bread, cooked meals, decorated cakes and gardened. My friends and I were all in 4-H. After college, I lived in Southern California and enjoyed the nightlife and beach. Once I had a family, though, I missed the country and re-located to the Pacific Northwest. Currently, I reside in Olympia, WA with my husband and two daughters.


Please contact me if you are interested in:

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  • getting started making a new food or beverage product
  • getting help with creative or technical writing assignments
  • presentations or interviews on flavor or food safety