I had the privileged of having Valerie as a mentor. She helped me through some of the toughest years of ridicule and self-evolvement. Valerie taught me better ways to communicate and problem solve and I have seen significant improvements in my personal relationships. I continuously use the knowledge that I have learned and see the value of her teachings every day. I am very grateful to have Valerie as someone I can trust and turn to when I need guidance in my life.