Valerie grew up Naperville, Illinois, and is a Midwestern girl at heart even though she spent 16 years in Phoenix. She moved to Marion in 2016 with her husband, daughter (14), and two sons (12 and 9). Valerie graduated from BYU with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. She is a former band director, a current substitute teacher and accompanist, and an avid reader and crafter.
Cedar Rapids Moms is a locally-focused parenting resource for moms and families. Passionate about parenting and our community, Cedar Rapids Moms strives to connect area moms to relevant resources, local businesses, can't-miss happening, and most of all — each other.