Valerie made a long journey down the Ohio River to get to Gerling Law. A native of Pittsburgh (still an ardent Steelers fan), she settled in Newburgh in 1984. Before entering the legal field, Valerie worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and owned and operated a homebuilding company for 17 years, so she understands the challenges many of our clients face. She particularly enjoys getting to know them and takes a personal interest in helping them solve the problems their injuries have created. Valerie also has a soft spot for beagles, participating in an organization that rescues the breed from laboratory testing. She and her husband have two rescued beagles of their own, and volunteer for local animal rescue centers. With three children, two grandkids, and a stepson at home, the pups rarely lack attention. Valerie previously earned an Associate’s degree and is currently working on a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management from Western Governor’s University.