Born in San Jose, California Valerie began her career in the fitness industry as the San Jose and California State champion. Winning her status as a professional athlete in 1995 at the USA Championships, she climbed the ladder and earned an invitation to the 1997 Ms. Olympia-Body Building. She then took eleven years off from competition to be a family woman. In 2008 Valerie re-engaged with the IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) and crossed over divisions from the‘Body Building’ class to the ‘Figure’ class. In 2012 she again crossed over divisions to the ‘Physique’ class. The following year in 2013 she earned her first Pro win in Tampa, Florida and another invitation to the 2013 Ms. Olympia-Physique. One of her greatest accomplishments in the fitness industry of the two Ms. Olympia invitations sixteen years apart is indicative of her work ethic and dedication in all life aspects. Valerie believes in the value and benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.Although competitively retired, she is a proud mother and a business owner who continues to live the lifestyle faithfully.
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