Valerie has lived in Madison County for 10 years. She was formerly the Director of Fragrance Marketing for International Flavors & Fragrances in New York City. She has a degree from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA and has taken various graduate level business courses over the years.
In 1987, Valerie joined her husband on an International adventure living in Indonesia, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore. During the thirteen years abroad, Valerie became involved supporting small local start ups, American Chamber of Commerce and American Women’s Association in fund raising for local projects. She has been an active member of P.E.O., a Women’s Philanthropic Educational Organization and has served as chair of various state committees. Since moving to Virginia, she has been involved in planning fund raising activities for various organizations.