Susan Parker retired in January 2019 after 28 years in print journalism with The Daily Times/Delmarva Now. She subsequently worked part-time at MAC Inc. but was sidelined by the pandemic in March 2020. She was awarded an Associate of Applied Science by Del Tech in Georgetown in Medical Laboratory Technology, and later a BS in elementary Education by Salisbury University. She is a lifelong resident of Salisbury, has held an interest in environmental issues since high school in the early 1970s when such issues were being brought to light. As a journalist she frequently wrote about climate and environmental topics.