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Susan Michelson

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Susan Michelson

Founder/Chairman, Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Fund; Video & Music Producer; Artist Manager; Writer/Editor: As a Voice Major at Boston University, Susan studied counterpoint and composition by day — and rock ‘n’ roll at night. Graduating with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Education, Susan began her early career as a music educator in grades K through 9. As she segued into professional music, Susan has been honored to work with exhilarating creatives, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Hoyt Axton, Bobby Taylor, Dick Wagner, Mary Wells, Jack Douglas, and more. For nine years, Susan was a judge for Fox TV’s Arizona Idol, the advance team that pre-selects American Idol contestants, auditioning thousands of hopeful vocalists and mentoring select talent.

Susan and the late Dick Wagner first met when they were introduced by Alice Cooper at Davlin Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA. In 2004, Wagner asked Susan to become his manager and business partner, a relationship that flourished until his passing in 2014. Together, Dick & Susan produced dozens of videos, concerts, and music fundraisers, donating their talent to benefit the lives of others. Susan has a profound passion for the power of music to inspire and heal. With a background in music education and professional music, it was a natural progression to establish a 501(c)3 to bring music therapy to hospitalized and special needs children.

As producer and artist manager, Susan focuses on artist development — the composite development of an inspiring musician into a professional artist — from image and training in craft, to growth as a stage performer and songwriter, to networking and expansion of career opportunities. As a writer and editor for books and magazines, Susan has edited two rock memoirs, including Dick Wagner’s multi-award-winning book “Not Only Women Bleed” and David Libert’s highly acclaimed Rock and Roll Warrior.

Entrepreneurial by nature, Susan and husband Alex Cyrell founded companies Omnimount®️ Systems and Future Primitive Designs in their Hollywood garage—designing and manufacturing products, branding and marketing, and ultimately distributing the products into more than 50 countries worldwide.

An avid linguaphile, Susan speaks English, Spanish, French, and some Italian.