Suzanne Tugman, Director of Community Outreach

Suzanne and her husband Rod moved to Sandpoint in 1999 with their three young children to enjoy the year round recreation and build their life in the vast beauty of this region.

Suzanne’s professional background includes developing strategic templates for the execution of small business strategies, large event management, community engagement and health coaching.

Suzanne has numerous years of experience in communicating company objectives through public speaking, print and social media and targeted fundraising events. Additionally, she has built volunteer bases at the local level though her work with Wild Oats in Golden, Colorado and with Grace Awakening and Community Cancer Services here in Sandpoint. At the national level Suzanne not only developed a comprehensive volunteer program with individuals across the globe during the 1993 United States Papal Visit, she also created a sustainable volunteer base to support the exhaustive Bradshaw national event series.

In addition to Suzanne’s strong team-building, creative fundraising and event management skills, she is passionate about the idea of building  “radical collaborative” community initiatives that solve challenges in our region’s communities.