Snow Lion People
|The following article is from the Spring, 1993 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
Suzanne Alvarez has been working for Snow Lion for three years. However, even before she became an employee, Snow Lion had been an important pan of her life. It was through Snow Lion books and the influence of the staff (Sidney Pibum and Jeff Cox) that Smanne's interest in Tibetan Buddhism began to deepen. As a result of her growing affinity for the ooncepts of Buddhism and her simultaneous exposure to Tibetan teachers and monks, Suzanne has been most fortunate in having access to a wealth of knowledge regarding Tibetan Buddhist practice which she joyfully endeavors to apply in her work at Snow Lion.
Suzanne is presently working in the order fulfillment department, and is often the one who answers the phone and takes your order. She is always willing to help a customer find the right book or item or the information which best fills their needs. In addition, Suzanne is also responsible for the actual packing and shipping of many of your orders. She takes great care in making sure your items are packaged properly to arrive safely and efficiently. Also, if you ever place a rush order that needs to go out the same day, Suzanne is most likely the one who will pack it for you and make sure it goes out the way you specify. Customer satisfaction is a priority for her.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Suzanne has a Bachelors Degree in Theater Arts, and has worked as a professional actress and singer in Florida as well as New York. One of the highlights of her career in music occurred in March of 1991 when she had the honor of writing and performing an original song for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visit to Ithaca, New York.
She enjoys traveling and reading, and is presently putting together an album of original songs and a performance arts piece, hoping it will lead to greater things. She loves cooking, watching movies, and hiking. She lives in a very cute apartment on a steep but picturesque street with her cat, Sangye, and friends.