Val grew up in Vernon, BC. She studied Banking and Finance at Cariboo College in Kamloops after which she was employed with National Trust Company for 7 years, holding various positions in lending and investments.
Val left National Trust in 1987 to join Emco’s computer conversion team, assisting in taking Emco operations online across the country. Once completed, Val supervised the systems support team for 10 years and then went on to hold such positions as Regional Supply Chain Supervisor (SW Ontario), Regional Pricing Manager (SW Ontario), Branch Manager Plbg (Windsor Ont), Branch Manager Plbg (Osoyoos BC) and Operations Manager Plbg (West Kelowna BC). She joined the waterworks team in July of 2017 and is thrilled to be working with such a young, energetic, talented team and jokes that she drags the average age up by at least 5 years.
Val was blessed with two children (now grown adults) who both reside in Kelowna. She enjoys condo living in downtown Kelowna and spends her free time walking, shopping, travelling and socializing with longtime friends and family.