Valerie is a passionate advocate of inclusion and the power of bringing people and resources together to change the world. She received her B.A. from Macalester College and her CFRE credential from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Valerie found her way to Portland in 2004, where she met her husband Dan and served as the executive director of the Oregon Microenterprise Network for eight years. Most recently, Valerie comes to Harper’s Playground from Community Vision, a collaborative one-stop location that serves families and individuals experiencing disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with her two children, Sophie and Zach.