Susan has been studying fungi for more than 41 years. She learned to identify fungi as a member of the New Jersey Mycological Association. She attends most of the regional and several national Mycological Forays where she is often in charge of sorting and indentification. After attending the 1993 International Fungi-Fibre Symposium in Scotland, she became a "dyer", using various species of wild fungi to dye wool. Identification is her main focus, with a special interest in tooth fungi. Susan lives in the Adirondack Mountains loving and learning the local fungi flora and continues to do many lectures, walks and demonstrations on fungi and mushroom dyeing.