Valerie was born in Kenya, Africa. Later she moved to Mozambique and South Africa. She attended the International school, and finished her studies at the Trichardt school of Christian Education. After that, Val moved to the U.S. where she attended Virginia Commonwealth University. Val now enjoys being a resident of Northern Virginia while maintaining her global perspective. Val appreciates being a part of her patients choice to live an informed life and a healthy lifestyle. She believes that a patients success depends on the education of the patient, and the support for them in order to achieve their goal. Preferably one that includes diet, personal wellbeing, and individual patient goals. Outside of the practice, Valerie enjoys hiking, rock climbing, horse riding, standup paddle boarding and other sports.