Sue Stauffer was raised on a small ranch in eastern Washington State. She graduated with honors from the University of Idaho. Sue and her husband, Jim, have lived in La Canada Flintridge for 40 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Sue taught high school English and American history before creating and directing the Outreach Program, a counseling program for troubled teens and parents at La Canada High School and Crescenta Valley High School.  Sue has been a popular weekly columnist for a local newspaper writing “Let’s Eat Out” since 2000, and "Cuisine Corner" since 2007, featuring restaurant reviews and chef interviews.  Now her columns are exclusively on this website along with the column, "Heads Up!"with comments on everyday life and events. As a former Miss Rodeo America, Sue has served on the national advisory board as a pageant organizer and a  judge for state pageants..  Sue is also an active volunteer and touring docent at the Autry National Center where her Miss Rodeo America 1959 wardrobe is in the permanent collection. Still an avid horsewoman, Sue and husband Jim enjoy trail riding on their two horses on the local trails around La Canada Flintridge and the Arroyo Seco.