Valerie’s crowd pleasing repertoire includes a mix of lite rock, latin, easy listening, country and patriotic favorites.
Valerie was born in Virginia, raised in California, and now lives in Virginia again. One of eight kids from parents married over 50 years, she feels blessed to be part of a close family rooted in the Catholic faith.
Valerie performed in community and church choirs during her elementary school years. At age twelve, her formal musical development began with classical piano.
Valerie holds a Business Degree from Pepperdine University. Her first career was in restaurant management. In 1984, she landed her first job in high-tech. During her off hours, she could be found playing in church services, dances, concerts, retirement homes and dabbling in song-writing.
Valerie climbed the high-tech ladder from network operations to sales support to corporate training to sales engineering to marketing and then decided there had to be something more…
In 1999, Valerie moved to Northern Virginia, where she taught high-school music, geometry, history and religious classes. In 2004, she began working for her husband’s company, Antique Tables Made Daily, Inc.
In 2005, Valerie released her first original CD, Steadfast Love, which she recorded and co-produced with Parlor Productions in Nashville. Subsequently, Psalm 123 from the Steadfast Love CD was selected for the Catholic Music 2008 CD, featuring 34 Catholic artists across the U.S. and produced by Spirit Wing Records. In 2008, the following Steadfast Love songs made the Top Ten Catholic Song picks receiving media exposure:
- Psalm 123 – Adoration Song List : #9
- A Hymn to Him – Easter/Alleluia Song List : #7
- When Smiles Fill My Eyes – Wedding Song List : #10
- The Grace Within – All Saints Song List : #2
Valerie also was selected as a featured artist for Christmas in the Shenandoah, a compilation of Yuletide hymns performed by Northern Virginia musicians and produced by National Media Services.
In 2010, Valerie released her second original CD, Witness, which she recorded and co-produced with Parlor Productions in Nashville.
Today, in addition to co-managing Antique Tables Made Daily and teaching music and religious education, Valerie makes time to perform in festivals, retirement homes, restaurants, wineries, conferences and concerts.
She has been a featured musician/songwriter in the Arlington Catholic Herald, National Catholic Register, Faith & Family Magazine, Grapevine Magazine, CM/247 Radio, Catholic Music Express Radio, EWTN Backstage Television and Virginia Living Television.