grew up in the land of cow, otherwise known as Wisconsin.
In 1992 she moved to the Valley of the Sun and graduated from high school in Scottsdale and is a proud alumni of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Political Science.
She wanted to be a fire fighter, FBI agent or politician throughout most of her childhood/college years.
Interestingly enough, she started a booming career as a banker in 2000 and was named the youngest Bank President in Arizona at the age of 27.
worked in that industry until it became "un-fun" in 2009.
true passion in the food industry mid-2009 when she
co-founded a food events company.
The Girl Meets Fork blog was launched in 2010 to give her
a meaty platform on which to write, cook and share recipes and delicious food finds with the local and National communities.
corporation, Girl Meets Fork Marketing
and Media, Susie
currently manages a marketing portfolio of clients ranging in size and scope from food to entertainment to accounting.
With over a decade of experience, her
proven marketing, media and sales models have helped grow small and medium-sized companies all over Arizona and the United States.
won numerous achievement awards for her
sales skills during her
years as a corporate warrior.
has been honored as a member of the Phoenix Business Journal's
"40 under 40," and "Women Leaders in Business," the Phoenix New Times'
"100 Tastemakers in Phoenix," So Scottsdale's "24 Powerful Leaders Under 40," and as a national trendspotter for the Specialty Food Association's
Fancy Food Shows.
Susie is a proud graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, Class 23.
award winning blog is syndicated as part of the Arizona Central Voices Network.
has been a recurring featured guest on many local TV stations for her
passionate take on gourmet food trends.
Susie believes strongly in community stewardship and to that end, she has served as a board member with Scottsdale Leadership, the Leadership Council of Careers in Culinary Arts (C-Cap AZ), and has served three times as the Co-Chair of Taste of the Nation Arizona, an event that raises important funds to feed hungry kids in Arizona.
For fun, Susie
writes (a lot!), cooks, reads cooking magazines, sits in the Jacuzzi and spends too much time at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
is married to Eric Butruff and has a 12-year old cat named Nancy who is typically misbehaving.
is a proud patriot, a strong advocate of capitalism and she
loves to debate politics with anyone who will listen.
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