2012 – Emcee for National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee
2010 – New Voice at National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee
2009 – President of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild when they received the Traditions Salute Award from Fairmont State University Folklife Center
2007 – Winner of “The Bob McWhorter Award” for outstanding work in storytelling, awarded by the West Virginia Storytelling Guild.
1999 -“Echoes Through the Coalfields” Contest, Winner: Mama and the Mountain Women, a storytelling troupe founded and led by Suzi