Susan Lahey

Austin, TX USA

Professional Experience

After 20 plus years of covering business from finance to entrepreneurship, I've spent much of the last several years covering tech and startups in Austin for a digital startup news site, Silicon Hills News. I've also co-written or ghostwritten several books and become an expert at content marketing for industries ranging from big data collection and integration to acupuncture. I love the variety. In fact, it would be tough to find an industry I haven't written about or written for, including tech, business, sustainability, travel and art.


5 Years
Book Author
3 Years
30 Years


20 Years
Business (general)
30 Years
3 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
20 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
15 Years
Online/new media
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Silicon Hills News (10+), Austin American Statesman (6-10), Next Avenue (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Alliance Abroad Group (10+), Kohana Coffee (10+), PathwaysTV (10+), RW3 (10+), ValentineHR (10+)

Other Work History

Senior reporter for Austin Digital News Site covering tech and startups three years. Written for Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Grit, Bank Director, Business Nashville, Kansas City Magazine, Taos News, New Mexico Magazine.

Foreign Language Skills

speak passable French and learning Italian


Laptop/Digital camera


Austin Women Communicators board member two years Freelance Austin Board member three years



Blog on life, change, personal growth, travel, risk, midlife, parenting, all things transformational


The Community Reinvestment Act was created to actually protect communities...but implementation has sometimes focused on protecting the banks.
Gordon McKenzie's unorthodox job was to keep Hallmark's artists creative.
First person account of moving off the grid with my three children into a one-room strawbale house.
A new approach to tourism is seeking to both educate and entertain visitors to Taos.
Artists took over an abandoned section of downtown Kansas City and made it the hippest part of town. Now that developers have discovered their playground, can the artists afford to stay there?