Valerie is a personal trainer, aerial fitness instructor, author, public speaker, revered coach, and the founding publisher of, a leading resource for Moms eager to live a balanced and vibrantly healthy life with their loved ones. After 20 gratifying years in Hollywood, as a key player in the TV and Film Post Production scene, Valerie was rewarded with the opportunity to fulfill her driving passion and implement her full time mission of helping Moms everywhere reclaim their sense of self, sanity, and serenity. As the mother of three girls she is committed to empowering women of every age to nurture a healthy self image. Valerie discovered aerial arts in 2002 when her oldest daughter, then 5, attended a circus camp with FOCUSFish. Overjoyed to learn they also taught adult classes she conquered her fear of heights and signed up for a 6 week session. She fell in love and has trained on and off ever since. She began teaching with FOCUSFish in 2014 after assisting founder Kristy Beauvais with specialty camps for autistic children and children dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses. These children hold a special place in her heart.