Born and raised in a military family, by the age of twenty-one Valerie had lived in almost a dozen different cities around the world. She finally made it to Texas where, during the late seventies and eighties, Valerie established successful careers in international marketing for the recreational boating industry in Austin, and later,for the oil-and-steel industry out of Houston. Following the oil-industry slump, she began pursuing her Master’s Degree in Architecture and began her second career as a licensed architect in the commercial and healthcare industries, including serving for ten years as a Facilities Project Manager for the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center.
Expanding upon her own experiences during the "Great Recession", Valerie began studying personal finances. She went on to acquire her Texas state insurance license and certifications in order to provide services ranging from tax-deferred annuities to life insurance, long term care, and Medicare. She is now dedicating her time to helping others create their own secure and stable futures through her affiliation with Legacy Protection Assurance, LLC.