Suzanne resides in central Florida with her husband Ty
and their loveable long-haired dachshunds, Rudy and Gretchen.
A native of New Orleans, Ty is a former U.S. Navy captain who served aboard seven ships, including a tour as Operations Officer aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) and as Commanding Officer of the destroyer, USS JOHN RODGERS (DD-983).
He also served as Commander, US Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan.
He has two daughters, Elisabeth and Susan, who was a US Marine Corps Sergeant when she was struck and killed by lightning in 2006.
After retiring from the Navy
and working in several defense-related jobs, Ty
sailed across the Atlantic Ocean with his wife Suzanne aboard their 46 foot sailboat.