Susan Gardels

Marketing & Communications Director

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Susan Gardels, WYSO’s Director of Marketing and Communication, received her undergraduate degree in Visual Art and her MFA in Creative Writing. Her personal work ranges from hand-printed limited edition books to 12-foot-tall steel sculptures. She is a born story-teller, and all of her work begins with a place and a story. Places she has worked include Girdwood, Alaska; Kilauea, Kauai (HI); and Malawi, Africa. With a background in education, non-profit administration, marketing & communication, she has managed community arts projects around the world and is thrilled to be working with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, telling the fabulous stories of WYSO.