Satu grew up in the Finnish Lapland learning from her father who also works in the travel industry. She spent most of her childhood in her hometown Rovaniemi and in Nellim, Inari, visiting her grandparents and their family cottage.
Satu worked as a tour leader for three years in various locations such as Egypt and Thailand. After spending a few years overseas she moved back to Finland and met her Australian partner on a holiday. She has called Melbourne her new home since 2016.