A health evangelist in the cubicle farm, Valerie hopes to help others sort through the noise and bring movement and healthful pursuit into a sedentary world. Having never played a sport or participated in physical activity Valerie started her path to health and wellness in 2014. The same girl who walked the mile throughout grade school boasts top 10% of female finishers for the DC Spartan 2016 Sprint. She offers a unique and fresh perspective into health and wellness fueled by a passion to share with others what she has found for herself. When she is not working out, she enjoys the outdoors, writing poetry, her rescue dog Cody and a paleo based diet. Valerie is always available for a quick tip or as a friendly resource. From organizing team volunteer days, encouraging healthy food options, and running after work exercise boot camps, to starting a standing desk movement at her office, Valerie continues to encourage and spread the word of health made easy. Valerie graduated from George Mason University in 2012 and currently works as an Analyst for a Government Contractor. Interested in common welfare, Valerie is a recipient of the Public Anthropology Award for Excellence in Writing on Public Issues and traveled to India with Habitat for Humanity. She is currently working on a Personal Training Certification from the National Association for Fitness Certification. Follow her on Instagram @DisposableWisdom for motivational content and to see what’s for dinner!