This year, Lakeside Chautauqua experienced exciting changes during the off-season. We hired Susie Cantor as the newly created, Director of Staff Development.

Welcome our Director of Staff Development:


Susie Cantor
Director of Staff Development
Detroit, Michigan (I’ve lived in Seattle, Washington for the past 25 years)
Years at Lakeside:
This is my first year

What do you love most about Lakeside, so far?

“Community” as I always dreamed it could be.

What are you looking forward to doing most this summer at Lakeside?

Watching our staff grow, develop and discover the joy of being of service.

How do you live the mission of Lakeside every day?

I full heartedly support the team that fulfills on the mission of Lakeside Chautauqua every day.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I’m originally a Midwesterner, but I haven’t lived here since the 1970s. I feel right at home, and I love that people have the same “accent” I do. (Although I miss the rain.)