Even though she was born in San Francisco, Suzanna is an Alaskan to the core. She grew up in Wasilla, where she was an outdoor junkie with an enthusiasm for writing and the news. While at University of Alaska Anchorage, she spent four years reporting for The Northern Light, including one year as the paper's executive editor. Suzanna spent two years at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, where she covered the city's vibrant arts community and spent two very cold winters covering the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Along the way, she has won a handful of awards for her work, including several Alaska Press Club awards.