Best recognized as the ex-wife of the late Soundgarden and Audio Slave singer Chris Cornell.
She majored in Chinese and the University of Washington. She would begin a career in management in 1983 managing The U-Men.
She managed Soundgarden and Alice In Chains before retiring from the business in 1998. She closed down her management company, Susan Silver Management, to focus on raising her child.
She and Chris had a daughter together named Lillian Jean Cornell.
Before her retirement, she managed Layne Staley and the rest of Alice In Chains.