Susan Thompson lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and daughter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. She is grateful to all those she has met along the journey who have been teachers for her in their own ways. She spent one year training for Circles with the Circles of Harmony. She has also had the honor of taking part in the Circle training conducted by Phil Gatensby, who shared the wisdom of the elders from Yukon. She has been grateful to participate in Circles for twelve years and to keep Circles for eight years.