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Group Leader ITB West, Asst. Coach Team Boot
Valerie is an extremely proud, Marine Mom who served as the Platoon Parent for 2nd Battalion, Hotel Company, San Diego, where her son trained in becoming a Marine. She is currently a Group Leader for the ITB West group and also the Assistanct Coach for Team Boot.
Valerie lives in Canyon, Texas where she runs a home daycare. Her passion is being a mom and through her work, she is provided an opportunity to not only serve as a mom to her own three children but to lots of little ones every day. Her oldest daughter is married to a great man and is currently working on her masters in Clinical Mental Health. She would like to use this and her love of art to help children through Art Therapy. Valerie's son trained at MCRD San Diego where he is fulfilled his dream of becoming a Marine and is working towards building a career in the service of his country. Valerie's youngest daughter is her last little angel at home and keeps Mom busy chauffeuring her to gymnastic meets and team practices... this among other duties required to parent a preteen girl.
Valerie found MarineParents.com through her son's recruiter, being immediately drawn in and thrilled to find an amazing resource of information. She has always been very involved In her children's interests and this was a great place to connect with other parents, gather more information and find support. Valerie wanted to become a part of this fantastic resource and being a platoon parent would be a perfect fit for her. As a very positive and empathetic individual, she wants to help others on the same journey and become a source of support, encouragement and knowledge for them.