Valerie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. She also obtained a marketing diploma from the Canadian Associated Insurance Brokers.
Valerie worked for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia for twenty seven years. She has over twenty years of experience in handling claims and rehabilitation files. Valerie worked as a rehabilitation coordinator/senior recovery coordinator for the past ten years with ICBC. She was involved in the development of an individualized rehabilitation plan for clients who sustain severe disabilities or catastrophic injuries from a crash. She worked with the medical, rehabilitation, other health care and legal professionals and employers to implement the rehab plan. While employed at ICBC, Valerie took numerous in house courses to enhance customer service, public speaking and adjusting skills.
Valerie volunteers as a Sun Run leader. She has many years of volunteer experience with summer swim club, soccer and Girl Guides. She enjoys running, yoga, hiking and going to the gym. She enjoys the outdoors and keeping active.