Sue was born, raised and educated in London, England. She completed her education in France and the Netherlands. Sue then immigrated to Canada and married her husband and had two children. The family then moved to Santa Monica and Sue continued her education in the USA graduating from UCLA. After she was widowed she began fundraising for nonprofit organizations, moved to Monterey and then the North County. Shortly after her arrival in Paso Robles, she discovered and joined the Estrella Warbirds Museum. She has been active with numerous functions over the years and took on the task of Public Information Officer and grant writer for the Museum.