Valerie’s passion for the multisport lifestyle began in 2005 by completing her first Danskin Women’s triathlon. The first part of her adult life Valerie lived in an extremely unhealthy lifestyle, but the world of triathlons has inspired her to strive for health and a state of mind that seemed an impossible dream. From her days of smoking two packs a day to completing endurance events lasting hours on end, she is in tune to the journey each individual travels on their road to greater wholeness. Now her dream is not only a reality but a real life miracle.
As a coach, Valerie fell in love with empowering and inspiring others to reach for their dreams, and at the present time coaches the triathlon group at the Town Lake YMCA. Her certifications from USA Triathlon (USAT) and Heart Zones Coaching add technical expertise to her training skills, and her coaching engages the entire athlete’s mind, body, emotions & spirit. She is keenly aware of life’s obstacles that hamper health and fitness goals.