About Silver & Gold Publisher:
Suzanne was born and raised in Peru, from a long lineage of Europeans. At age fifteen, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings, in search of a safer and more promising life.
After studying Police Sciences, Interior Decorating and Design, Languages (Spanish, English, Italian and German), and later Holistic Nutrition, Suzanne ‘fell’ into the Graphics Design field and was immediately hooked – changing her focus toward the Graphics Design, Advertising and Marketing fields.
After years of designing and marketing for other agencies and publishers, Suzanne decided to branch out and publish her own magazine – it is here when Silver & Gold was born.
Suzanne also publishes “Raising Kids Magazine”, which focuses on promoting healthier lifestyles for parents of children aged 0-18 years old. The online magazine is all about proactive parenting: Less electronics, more quality family time, more time outdoors, less junk food, and more eco-friendly lifestyles. Raising Kids is a reflection of Suzanne’s Holistic Nutrition studies, and its purpose is to further educate and inspire others to grow their passions for family and health.
After her mother's aneurysm in 2012, Suzanne created the WISH Workbook, a complete workbook in which to write down one's most private and important information – just in case something should happen and one is unable to communicate. The WISH Workbook is a labour of love, and one which Suzanne feels everyone should have at hand regardless of age and whether a Will should be in place or not.
Suzanne is a lover and protector of nature, and calls herself a “tree hugger” who enjoys gardening edibles and milkweed varieties, protecting bees and butterflies, and advocating toward the banning of plastic bags, straws, and single-use plastic bottles.
Suzanne believes there is nothing more special than a family’s love, and she considers hers to be her most cherished blessings.
In the media / Public speaking engagements
Suzanne has appeared numerous times on television, and she has been interviewed on radio and print. In addition, Suzanne has presented to groups from twenty to two-hundred, on various topics including: Having aging parents move in, elder abuse prevention, starting the "money chat" with parents, how to unplug children from electronics, spending quality (not quantity) family time, how to reach the Boomers demographic, advertising effectively, getting kids gardening, eating for health, easy cooking tips and tricks, why record your personal information, and "What If Something Happens to me" - to name a few topics.
Contact Suzanne for public speaking engagements.
Suzanne supports the #StrawsSuck movement to ban the single-use plastic straw. Approximately 450 MILLION straws are used every day, and since they cannot be recycled because of their size, they get thrown into the dump... Read more astounding facts about plastic use, and how you can make a difference, with JUST ONE STRAW!
SKIP THE STRAW
What's this "Skip the Straw" logo in every issue of Silver & Gold, in the Publisher's letter?