Valerie comes to real estate with a wealth of experience and established networks through her work in the charitable sectors of health and education in Canada and internationally. After spending years living overseas in Australia, Japan, and South Korea, Valerie completed a Master of Arts in Education at University of Toronto. Valerie applied her passions to a successful career in international development and public health, focusing on young women and HIV/AIDS in Central and South America, followed by projects in East Africa.
With the birth of her daughter, Valerie returned to Toronto and started in her role as Director of Programs at a national injury prevention charity, Parachute Canada. Through her work in the charitable sectors of health and education, both in Canada as well as internationally, Valerie has developed a keen eye and unique perspective, bringing a refreshing approach and an extensive network to her real estate career.
Valerie now lives near Creemore, Ontario with her 12 -year-old daughter and is passionate about helping people create a dream life in the country. In her free time, Valerie eagerly explores the countryside, hiking and cross country skiing to the most enviable spots. As a horsewoman with a long and accomplished history of showjumping at the elite level, Valerie also still finds time to spend riding in the at a stable in the area. Being such an incredible advocate of country living Val has helped a number of clients and friends sell their homes in the GTA and find their dream country homes.
She has partnered with local Sotheby's International Realty Canada colleague Katrina Elliston – an impressive and knowledgeable agent who have been providing real estate services to clients for over 14 years.
Service Areas Muskoka (Ontario), Barrie (Central Ontario), Collingwood (Southern Georgian Bay), Creemore (Southern Georgian Bay), Toronto (Greater Toronto Area)
Specialities Country Living, Equestrian, Mountain/Ski Properties