About Susan Lucas Vetter
I was born Saturday, December 15, 1956, 8:23 AM, Genesee Hospital, Rochester, NY.
I was raised in the Town of Brighton, Rochester, NY, and am a 1975 graduate of Brighton High School. Several times in recent history BHS has been listed in the Top 10 and Top 5 high schools in the US. My parents were both teachers, now retired. Dad was Social Studies Department Head at a Rochester City School District high school, taught several years at the University of Rochester, and was a School Board Member for the Brighton Central School District in the 1960s. Mom is retired from the Brighton Central School District where she worked in the elementary schools. I have one older brother, Stephen Carroll Vetter, born 5 October 1950, Ann Arbor MI. Prior to retirement, he was employed with the US government Department of Defense where he was a cartographer, a mapper who mapped the world for government and military ventures. His department was an Air Force installation and won many awards for national security work. He retired in March 2009.
During high school I spent an inordinate amount of time working in volunteer programs with handicapped children. In 7th grade I had decided I wanted to be a teacher, like both my parents. I was quite musical, studying clarinet 7 years, playing in various school ensembles, and sang in choruses. I also played intermural soccer and lacrosse. French was one of my favorite subjects.
During high school I spent 4 years as a hospital Candystriper, one summer as a volunteer counselor at Association for Retarded Children as well as 4 school year Saturday mornings, 4 summers at United Cerebral Palsy Day Camp, several years with a Learning Disabilities recreation program at the Jewish Community Center where I also was paid for some casual camp counseling during holidays and to put on birthday parties. I was an aide for a Sunday School Kindergarten at my church. My Senior year of high school I did an Internship on Learning Disabilities, working in a middle school resource room.
I spent 5 quarters at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, where I was a Learning Disabilities and Elementary Education dual major. I returned home and in January of 1977 I began attending our local community college where I received an A.S. degree in Liberal Arts in 1979 before joining the Army, a 91G Behavioral Science Specialist.
I chose to live in Colorado following my military service. Most of my adult employment has been paraprofessional Allied Medical employment, including Certified Nursing Assistant (CO), Nursing Assistant (NY), Home Health Aide (CO), Certified Home Health Aide (NY), Phlebotomist, Emergency Medical Technician (NY State certified), and Patient Care Technician. I have also taken classes and received certification for Pharmacy Technician and EKG Technician, as well as a professional-level Arrhythmia Recognition class.
Additionally I am an American Red Cross Certified Waterfront Lifeguard and have guarded for the YMCA of Rochester, two summers for the City of Rochester's Durand-Eastman Beach, and worked at several local hotel pools.
I have been a professional choir member since 1994. I have sung with choir in performances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Fanshawe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of London, Ontario, Canada. I have sung in performances in The Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY, The Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY, Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY, Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater, Chautauqua, NY, London, Ontario, Canada, Rome, Italy and Florence, Italy.
I presently sing with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. I have sing with Finger Lakes Choral Festival during the past 5 summers. I was a 7 year member of the Rochester Oratorio Society. I have sung with church choirs since my childhood and have sung as church cantor.
When younger and in better shape physically, ran in 208 miles of running races. (1992-2007) I won awards in a couple of small races.
I have been to 45 of the 50 states of the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Great Britain briefly. I have visited a majority of the major National Parks of the United States, as well as Chankanaab National Park in Mexico.
My family includes my husband Gary- Garnard Lee Wemett Jr., our children Lucas Garson Wemett, b. 2 July 1990 and Cathryne Carroll Wemett, b. 12 May 1992, and her son Nathanuel Jeremy Wemett, b. 1 Jan 2008, my grandson.
Besides my love of music, I enjoy walking, gardening, traveling, walking along the beach, camping, and Interior Design, which I would like to return to college for a degree in, and, of course, working on my computer.