Valerie quickly realized retirement was not her endgame after all. Several successful careers led her through the big move from Upstate New York to Alaska in 2002, and after retiring from teaching in 2017, she realized her passion for personally investing in real estate, and natural gift for teaching was the perfect pair for a post-retirement career in Real Estate. As a standing REX member and investor herself, Valerie chose to partner with the Kloud team. Their cutting-edge marketing and full-circle services and Valerie’s dedication to provide her clients with the top-notch real estate experience they deserve made the decision easy! Valerie’s passion for educating clients and knowledge through personal experience in owning and investing helps home buyers and investors make well-rounded decisions on what is most likely, their largest financial decisions. Fueling Valerie’s successful career is her dedication to helping underdeveloped nations. She continually supports mission work in Nicaragua with the support of her husband of almost 30 years - who also happens to be the most talented Kitchen Designer in all of Anchorage! She loves to travel internationally and nationally (Nicaragua, Australia, Mexico, Vietnam, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, NE US) and would say her grown son is the closest resemblance to Chewbacca of anyone she has ever met, anywhere!