A Township resident since 1985, Valerie raised three sons here in beautiful Bloomfield Township. She decided to run as a Trustee because of a desire to help create a more transparent, and fiscally responsible government.
Valerie attended MSU and earned a degree in communication, majoring in advertising in 1981. She worked for local ad firms as a media buyer/planner in the Bloomfield Hills/Birmingham area. In the 1980s, in an economic recession, she volunteered her evenings to learn bookkeeping skills in order to cover for a loss in staffing. Most of her advertising years were spent working in a Bloomfield Hills agency, eventually serving as their operations manager. After having three children, she transitioned to become a media technician in Birmingham, and later, Bloomfield Hills School Districts. As a technology operational assistant, she attended regular educational seminars and learned the constantly changing IT world. In 20+ years in education, she provided tech support for the staff and students at the elementary level.
Val also served several terms on her subdivision board, starting in 1987, alongside fellow neighbor & former Supervisor, David Payne. Valerie held many positions, including chairing the subdivision road paving SAD project. Since 2010, along with her husband, she “owns” a mile of Township road, as part of the Adopt-a-Road program. In 2014 she became a volunteer foster for a rescue kitten. Currently with Michigan Animal Rescue League in Pontiac, she has an adorable foster litter in her home today, and has fostered 119 animals.