Valerie joined the Issaquah Schools Foundation in 2015. In her roles over time with the organization, she has helped build and launch innovative programs, grown the Foundation's corporate and strategic partnership portfolio, and managed community-wide fundraising events and campaigns.
Previous to joining the Foundation, Valerie served as the Membership Director for the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. She also currently serves as a member on the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Fundraising Director for the Issaquah Lacrosse Club, Committee Chair for National League of Young Men, and is alumna from Leadership Eastside - Class of 2018. Previous engagements included serving as a member of the Issaquah School District Career and Technical Education General Advisory Council; Career and Technical Education Pathways Advisory Committee, and High School and Beyond Planning Committee, and Nourish Every Mind Table Captain.
Valerie and her husband live in the Issaquah Highlands with their two high school aged children (Class of 2024 & 2026). She prefers skis over flippers, spicy over sweet, mountains over beaches, hugs over handshakes, and dogs over all other pet options.
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