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Get to Know…Susan Robran

Susan Robran Village Voices

Tell us a little about yourself and what led you to your job at Dr. Barbara Sturm?

I’m a wife of 31 years and a mother of two grown sons. My family and I have lived in Flower Mound for the last 20 years.

After spending 17 years as a luxury fragrance buyer for a national department store, I decided my dream job would be to manage a boutique in Highland Park Village. I have always loved to shop and dine in this stunning Village with my husband or girlfriends. I have watched it develop into a thriving, top-notch, yet comfortable place of gathering.

After spending so many years in the office environment, I absolutely love working in a small, intimate shop while helping people make their skin look the best it can. I’ve worked with Dr. Barbara Sturm as a brand prior to this job and was beyond thrilled to see that she was opening a world-renowned Boutique & Spa in Highland Park Village. I felt I knew immediately that this would be the place for me.


How long have you been leading the charge at Dr. Sturm in Highland Park Village?

I have been leading this incredible store since we opened in the middle of November 2021.


What is your favorite or most unique thing about what you do?

My favorite thing is working for Barbara! I’ve never worked for someone who is not only brilliant but also generous and kind. This brand is not a brand in name only, but a brand that comes from Barbara’s passion for people, amazing skin and great health. She has spent years researching not only as an orthopedic surgeon but also as one of the most sought-after aesthetics doctors globally. I absolutely love how she is so approachable to her clients both on Instagram and in her SkinSchools on YouTube.


How long have you personally been visiting Highland Park Village?

I’ve been visiting Highland Park Village over the last 20 years and used to say that one day I would love to work at one of the boutiques here.


What do you enjoy most about the Highland Park Village community?

The community feels like an intimate group of people who are your loyal friends scattered in the shops and restaurants. It feels like a family culture, which is very rare and special.


What’s a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?

I love to bake for my family and friends (I have a known sweet tooth). I also enjoy biking on my days off.


Lastly, where would we most likely find you in Highland Park Village?

If I’m not at our spa, I’m at Mi Cocina or Bistro 31, grabbing something with chocolate at Bird Bakery or just walking around, enjoying the beauty.


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