Valerie joined Astronomy as editorial assistant in 2003. Her background is in office administration, and she brings many years of experience to her latest position.
She loves to travel, read a good mystery, flower garden and quilt. She and her cat Oliver visit a local nursing home on a regular basis to bring smiles to all. Because of her passion for animals, Valerie also volunteers at the Wisconsin Humane Society in Milwaukee.
She resides in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, Dean, family dog, Sami, and several cats.