Suzanne conceived the idea of Green Planet Films while attending a wildlife film festival in 2002. She registered for the conference to explore how she could become a wildlife filmmaker, only to discover a wealth of award-winning films are produced, but many which will never be seen outside of the film festival circuit. Instead of becoming another filmmaker with a lack of distribution opportunities, she came away from the festival with another mission -- to promote these types of films instead-- and founded Green Planet Films in 2003 as a non profit distributor of nature and environmental films from around the globe.
By creating an organization SHE wanted to work for, Suzanne puts to use her years of experience as a media freelancer: spanning a wide range of skills from graphic design to writing, to photography and video editing, storyboarding, producing, publicity and promotions, to public relations, web analytics, partnering, research and networking.
Born an outdoor enthusiast, she grew up in Connecticut camping and fishing and collecting little critters to relocate to the brook next to her house. Suzanne is a former volunteer wildlife rehabilitator at WildCare in Marin County, CA (experience which landed her a 2 week stint at the Crocodile Hunter's Australia Zoo), and is a member of organizations such as the Marine Mammal Center, EarthWatch Institute, San Francisco Film Society, FilmArts, Sierra Club, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Suzanne lives in Mill Valley, CA, and has appeared numerous publications, including The Pacific Sun, The Nation, The New York Times, ReelScreen, San Francisco Chronicle, Common Ground, and Business Assets.
She received the 2008 Gaia Award for the Environment from the Women in Film and Television Showcase.