Suzette Steward Coates graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho in Recreation Leadership and Health Science. In 2004 Suzette began working in special education, in 2006 she started an autism program, and in 2008 she started Camp Journey and Everyday Opportunities, where she is the Founder and Executive Director.  In 2013 Suzette received the Top Teacher of the Nation award on the show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.