Working to build a stronger, healthier, equitable and peaceful global community has been a lifetime goal. Valerie spent over ten years as the Project Manager for the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation, a Montana based non-profit. During her tenure, she initiated and managed nutrition, health, education, clean water and solar heating projects throughout project sites in India. Valerie organized and led participatory service trips to implement and support these projects while engaging interested westerners.
As a former nurse, Valerie has turned her attention to projects addressing access to basic healthcare both nationally and internationally. At the request of the Dalai Lama and with Hands On Global Inc., Valerie organizes the yearly Zanskar Medical Camp working in collaboration with the Zanskar Health Committee in Northern India.
Valerie lives in Montana with her husband Norman, 4 adult children and 2 senior dogs. In her spare time she dabbles in ceramics and painting.