Susan West Kurz was the Executive Director of Dr Hauschka Skin Care, Inc. from 1992-2006, where she oversaw in the United States the development of Dr Hauschka into the preeminent holistic skin care brand it is today. She is the author of "Gardens of Karma: Harvesting Myself Among the Weeds," “Awakening Beauty the Dr Hauschka Way” and the graphic novel “Beecoming Sophie”, which aims to help school-aged children find ways to help save honeybees. Susan completed the Biography and Social Art certificate program in 2019. Since 2019 she has served on the board at the Center for Biography and Social Art. She previously served on the board of the Biodynamic Gardening and Farming Association from 2012-2017, and as co-chair of the Outloud Committee at the Jamestown Art Center from 2014-2017. Since her apprenticeship at the Meadowbrook Herb Garden in Richmond, RI, in 1972, Susan has been involved with a holistic approach to healing, to business, and to bringing Biodynamic principles and Anthroposophy to the public.