Susan was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has lived in Tampa since coming to attend University of South Florida in 1974. She majored in special education and psychology while at USF. Following USF, Susan began court reporting school, also in Tampa. She became a court reporter in 1980. She worked for several firms in Tampa before starting Riesdorph Reporting Group, Inc. in February 1998. Riesdorph Reporting Group was sold to Veritext, a national court reporting/litigation support company in November 2019. Susan is currently assisting with the Veritext/RRG transition and integration, following which time she will return to full-time court reporting with no further administrative duties.
Susan has been married to her husband Bobby since September 1977. Bobby works as a manufacturer’s rep for Leviton Manufacturing, who manufactures electrical devices, voice and data networking components, home automation, and many other related products. They have two grown children, Rachel and Matthew, both of whom are employed by Riesdorph Reporting/Veritext. They also have a son-in-law and three grandchildren. They enjoy family time, church time, and time at their townhome on Lake Santa Fe outside of Gainesville, FL.
Susan serves on the Advisory Council for K.I.D.S Campaign, a 501 (c)(3) devoted to assisting families of pediatric cancer patients. She has also served on the Board and several committees of Florida Court Reporters Association, in addition to serving as Board member and treasurer of DepoSpan Association, another court reporting association.
Susan and Bobby support several not-for-profit organizations, all serving to support kids and/or families. They are very excited about the work Friends of the Children is doing in the lives of at-risk kids.