Suzan is the founder of the Republic of Succulents. She considers herself an Artisan of handcrafted succulent arrangements. After quitting a full-time job as a government employee to do art and live life in Barcelona, Spain for 7 months, she decided to continue living out her passions upon returning to Los Angeles by creating the Republic of Succulents. This was the ideal opportunity to combine her passions for succulents, thrifting, creating, and photography.

Art has always been a part of Suzan’s life. She immediately became captivated by succulents after moving into an apartment with large, empty patio. Suzan’s love for succulents was so infectious that she inspired other friends to begin container gardens too. She has a creative spirit but not particularly a green thumb and only focuses on succulents — if she can do it, so can you! 

Suzan resides in Long Beach, CA with her husband Fernando, dog Benny, and the newest edition to the family, Baby Maya Nova. She enjoys getting things done in the neighborhood by foot, going on thrifting adventures with Benny and Maya, and traveling the world with Fernando. She hopes to one day be the owner of a cargo bike and transport Benny and Maya all around town, delivering succulents, with Fernando in tow.