Valerie is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. She also holds a Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University. She is a past professional affiliate member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is the current Secretary of the American Professional Accounting Certification Providers Association. Valerie is also the current Professional Partner Chair-elect for the national organization of Beta Alpha Psi and serves on its executive board. Valerie is a regular presenter and speaker at many national conferences for both accounting continuing education and CPA Exam preparation. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys reading, singing and spending time in the NC mountains.