My name is ... Susan Reynolds

Advocate aims to stop abuse in teen relationships

Posted 2/9/18

About me Born in Colorado, I have never had a reason to leave.  My now adult children, along with my grandchildren, have been raised here. Seven years ago, a dear friend suggested I meet him for an …

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My name is ... Susan Reynolds

Advocate aims to stop abuse in teen relationships

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About me

Born in Colorado, I have never had a reason to leave.  My now adult children, along with my grandchildren, have been raised here. Seven years ago, a dear friend suggested I meet him for an invigorating walk. We hit the Bluffs trails, a hidden treasure that I had driven by many times and “wow”! I fell in love.

Aurora was our home until four years ago when we moved to Lone Tree with our now blended, modern family.  I get to be a “bonus parent” for two teenagers who attend Valor Christian High School and Rock Canyon Middle School. We enjoy everything about the city--the great celebrations like the Sweetwater Park Fourth of July and wonderful concert series.

Why I love Colorado

Living in Colorado allows me to pursue several passions, one of which is being a victim advocate for shelters in our area and working to stop future abuse. One of the key programs teaches teenagers to recognize the signs of abuse in dating relationships and offers the ability to chat with counselors at www.loveisrespect.org.  Also important to me is Mary Kay's program to redefine the term #ManUp and what it means to be men of character, in healthy relationships and as positive role models, for the next generation of young men.

In my opinion the world would be a better place ...

If people became more involved in their communities. Being an active participant where I live is important. Getting to know the community councilmembers, mayor and representatives on state and national levels is important to my sense of responsibility. Therefore, I have worked to get out the vote in our community.  Maybe I have already knocked on your door or called you to encourage you to attend your upcoming local caucus. This is key to making sure my party reflects my priorities and ideology at local, county and national levels.

My inspiration

Mary Kay Ash has been my biggest inspiration in life and in my career. She had a marketing plan that strongly encouraged me to balance my faith, family and career in that order. Working with women, face to face, helping them look and feel better so as they can go out making a difference in the lives of others and even future generations, is personally rewarding. Mary Kay, the woman, provided me with hope, a dream to provide women with an open-ended business opportunity available to women from all walks of life. Twenty-nine years have flown by, but the lessons I have learned and continue to learn benefit my faith, my family and my community. I am so grateful.

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