Sue was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada but have lived in a Missoula Montana for the last 15 years with her husband Thad and their young boys, Tristan (8 years) and Ashton (6 years). She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Dietetic Degree, where she also was a 2 time All-Canadian in Cross Country and Track and Field. Post collegiately, Sue joined the Mountain West Track Club, which is a Missoula-based Club that sponsors professional track athletes. As a member of Mountain West, she has had the opportunity to represent Canada internationally on numerous occasions in Cross Country.
In 2006, when Tristan was born, she was fine with the decision to be done with competitive racing. However, when her little boy, Ashton, reached his first birthday, Sue needed some me time, and more importantly, she quickly realized she is a better mom when she is able to exercise regularly. Sue knew her body couldn't handle the same mileage as when she was younger so she started swimming and biking.
Sue enjoyed the challenge of trying something new and those next couple of years, she competed in a handful of Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. She found that my results were actually competitive, and it got the fire started. In 2011, she began working with her current coach, Elliot Bassett, who helped her train smarter and more consistently. A year later, she placed 2nd in her age group at the World Age Group Championships in New Zealand. Sue was suddenly hooked on the sport of triathlon. In the spring of 2013, she received her Professional Card and competed in her first Half-Ironman distance race shortly thereafter. Last year (2014) was her first full year as a Professional Triathlete and it proved to be a successful year; she found herself on the podium 4 times, including first place at the Great Northern Half in Canada, second place at Augusta Ironman 70.3 and third at Boise Ironman 70.3 and Austin Ironman 70.3. Sue also managed fourth place at Muskoka Ironman 70.3, and seventh place at the Wildflower Triathlon.
Training and racing is a passion of hers and she is very much looking forward to what 2015 brings. Currently, her primary goal is to qualify and have a strong showing at the 2015 World Ironman 70.3 Championships in Austria in August.
Sue also works in time for her other passions of helping athletes and young individuals with their nutritional needs. Although she technically carris the labels of Professional Triathlete and Dietician, it is her family that she cares most deeply about; it is with the greatest pride she carries the title, wife and mom. So, when she's not training, racing, or providing nutritional consultations, she cannot get enough time with my family.