Susan Payne Wilson was born and raised in Delano, Tennessee, an unincorporated village of a few hundred residents. The town, with no red light, was originally built by the local hosiery mill to house their workers. She was the first female in her large extended family, and only the third person to attend college. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and moved to Miami, FL to begin her career as a retail clothing buyer. Her career eventually moved her to New York for a job with Belk Stores, and then Lane Bryant.
While living in New York, she fell in love with Andrew Wilson, a Californian. In 1990. They married and moved to Marina del Rey, where Susan became a buyer for Robinsons and Andrew continued his career in the garment center.
After Robinsons was bought by the May Company, Susan got her Real Estate license and began her second career as a Realtor. Susan and Andrew just celebrated their 20th year as agents for RE/MAX Estate Properties in the Venice/Marina office.
In 2006, they moved to Pacific Palisades, where they currently reside and look forward to staying in the community forever.
As a side endeavor, they opened Scarlett's Cupcakes and Bakery on Via de la Paz. Prior to opening in 2010, they joined the Chamber, where Susan became an active member on the Board. About four years later, they sold Scarlett's Cupcakes. They do not miss the day to day grind of a bakery, but they do miss the daily interaction with the residents, especially the children of the Palisades. Susan looks forward to doing the very best job possible as President of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce.