About Susan Thomas

I’m Susan Thomas, a mother of three, a grandmother of two, a wife and a lover of LifeUpright. I have been happily married for over 32 years and have a husband and family I adore. I have a finance degree from the University of North Texas and a dual citizenship of the US and New Zealand.

Taking from my 14 years experience in modeling and acting, I began teaching cotillion and etiquette classes at the middle school and high school level to encourage young people to feel confident in themselves through understanding the importance of presenting themselves in a positive light. I have taught children in VBS, as well as coached basketball and baseball teams.

While I was a stay-at-home mom, I worked a part-time, home-based business selling nutritional products pertaining to the Thirty40Thirty concept of eating. I am a certified nutrition and wellness consultant as well as certified to teach anti-inflammation nutrition and pro-resolution nutrition through a program with Dr. Barry Sears, author and scientist behind The Zone Diet and numerous best selling books including, Enter the Zone and The Mediterranean Zone. I am passionate about sharing my experiences as a mother, (new) grandmother, wife, coach, nutritionist and friend on how to improve your life in a strategically balanced, happy and successful way.

I work part time at Next Gen Health & Lifestyle Club in Auckland, New Zealand, as their in-house Nutritionist. I teach weekly Nutrition Fundamentals classes and workshops on different types of wellness topics. I currently reside in Remuera, with my husband, chief editor and best friend, Mike.