Although Valerie has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer, for more than two years she has served as a recovery specialist at The Menninger Clinic. She has been in recovery for more than 10 years and was the recipient of the 2019 Spirit of Social Work Award.
She earned an undergraduate degree in History and Politics from Washington & Lee University, and a law degree from the South Texas College of Law.
Valerie is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program and Texas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers.
Valerie says she is thrilled to be able to share her personal and professional recovery experience with patients and staff at Menninger. She is so proud to work for an organization that promotes and values peer recovery and that supports multiple pathways to recovery.
In her free time, she looks forward to working the New York Times crossword every day, in addition to collecting Oaxacan folk art and adoring Daisy, her yellow lab.