Valerie was born and raised in the Napa Valley and graduated from Pacific Union College in 1987 with a degree in Business. She gained her CPA license while working for Arthur Anderson in Los Angeles. She was controller for GE Investments in Connecticut and Vice President for Banc One in Michigan. She and her husband now live in the SF Bay area and have two daughters, Jackie and Kate. She’s been on several boards and committees over the years and is currently helping to form a new Non Profit to work exclusively for the residents of Providencia Island, Columbia. She brings great perspective and experience to our board.