Val grew up in Salt Lake City UT in a musical family. With an operatic grandma and parents who met in their college orchestra, she and each of her siblings play string instruments, often together for family and church events. She grew up studying voice, acting, dance, piano, harp, beginning to write her own music and participating in local and regional theater.
Valerie attended The Boston Conservatory and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. She is proud to have completed such an arduous program and misses living in such a beautiful city (especially in the fall!).
Val currently lives in Los Angeles with her cat Petra and her many musical instruments. She teaches guitar, ukulele, piano, harp and bass, and continues to write music and perform locally as a professional musician, singer, and actor. Her favorite color is green, she can't handle horror films and loves to journal.