During the month of August, we will be introducing the 2017-18 FCS Professionals board members on our blog.
Hello! I am Susan Vance, the blogger for FCS Professionals! As our blogger, I get to introduce myself! My undergraduate degree is in Dietetics from UW-Stout. My career started in clinical dietetics and weight loss counseling. Looking for more money and adventure I took a job in medical nutrition sales. “Corporate America” was great until a company re-organization had me looking for a new job! I decided to pursue my passion for training and development and enrolled at the University of Minnesota and earned a master’s degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. I worked in training and development at a medical device company up until my daughter was born. Since then I have devoted most of my time to caring for my kids and I teach cooking classes through Community Education as time permits. And of course, I blog for FCS Professionals!
My goal this year as the blogger is to utilize social media to garner some buzz for our organization! I want more likes, more comments, more shares, and ultimately more local professionals to join this amazing org! I would love your help in achieving this goal. The more you interact with FCS Professionals postings, the more people find out about us.
Why did I join FCS Professionals? Almost thirteen years ago I found myself jobless after the previously mentioned company re-org. I found FCS Professionals (TC HEIB back then) to be welcoming and so inspiring. I have stayed this long because of the interesting programs and the fascinating members. It allows me to still have a “foot in the door” in the industry while I am taking a bit of a career break to hang out with my kids.
Speaking of my kids, as a little personal side note I am a wife and mom to two kids ages four and eight. I live in the east metro and spend a good chunk of time shuttling my kids to and from activities and volunteering at church and school. I love to mess with other people’s recipes to make them more simple to prepare and if I have any spare time you will find me baking something delicious and making someone’s day by sharing it with them.