Valerie Garbe

Valerie is a California native. A first generation American citizen from Polish and Dutch immigrants. Valerie enjoys investing time in her community. As the President of her daughter's, Paizley (8), school PTA , she advocates for better, more expansive and inclusive education. Valerie spends her days weeding and watering the school gardens, then planning and fundraising for student enrichment. Valerie has a degree in Political Science and a Minor in Theatre. A self professed nature girl, you can find Valerie with her nose to the ground searching for foliage and fossils. Her hobbies include painting, writing, reading, hiking, educating and DIYing herself through life.

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