Sue has had a multifaceted career. She earned her Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Bryant College and served as a legal assistant for a state judge and as a security investigator for Colt Firearms, both in Hartford, before moving to southeastern Connecticut with her husband. She worked for the Lee Company, a major aerospace manufacturer, and then as a preschool teacher for a decade before joining Centerbrook in 2000. Her diverse skills have been well suited for a number of positions here, including front office support staff, producing marketing materials, and her current post as Shop Drawing Administrator. Sue tracks and coordinates all submittals with the design team and consultants, everything from shop drawings to building samples. She makes sure the submittals are categorized correctly and returned on time to the general contractor. She also archives the drawings, plans, and other relevant materials for completed jobs.

Although Sue does not have an architectural background, she gets to see buildings evolve from the early stages of site work to completion. “Each building has its own unique features and I get to learn about everything that goes into that space, from the mundane – like piping and wiring – to the beautiful interior and outdoor spaces.” No one else in the firm is involved in each and every job Centerbrook does.

FACTS

  • Has the largest office at Centerbrook, hands down
  • Seen her job go from all paper to all electronic in just five years
  • Officer of the Clinton Land Trust
  • Sing soprano in the Choir at her synagogue, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
  • Loves to travel: been to South Africa, Hawaii, New Zealand, among other places