Susie Sutphin

Susie Sutphin is a 15-year resident of Truckee. She has held various careers spanning from Couloir magazine to Patagonia Clothing to the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, where she managed and grew the national tour from 10 cities to 110 cities in five years. The films inspired her to explore building smarter and more equitable food systems, and she began to document her discoveries about sustainable and regional food systems on her blog,

At Couloir magazine, she demonstrated the effectiveness of niche publications to reach a target audience. At Patagonia, she helped build the company’s brand by telling the story of their athletic ambassadors through various communication channels. At the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Susie proved the ability of film to transform an audience and build capacity for small grassroots organizations.

With over 20 years of work experience, Susie has developed a keen set of marketing and communications skills. As indicated by her vision for the Tahoe Food Hub, she seeks projects or products for which she is passionate about and utilizes her enthusiasm and organizational skills to create stories that resonate with others.

When not enjoying a good meal with friends, you’ll find Susie out exploring the Sierra Nevada backcountry either on snow, dirt, or rock! Her passion for the outdoors has taken her on two wheels and two sticks to some interesting destinations around the world.