Valerie is a second generation settler who lives, works and plays on the unceded territories of the Lkwungen peoples. She is a graphic designer, engagement specialist and public relations practitioner with over 30 years of experience as a lettering and book designer.
Valerie speaks regularly on our collective responsibilities towards the planet and people. Her company, iD2 Communications Inc. helps businesses, local governments and not for profit organizations to recognize the value of environmental innovation in leadership. Valerie is an engagement practitioner who facilitates collaborative decision-making.
Valerie is the National GDC Treasurer, was the GDC Sustainability Chair (2006 to 2018); Past President Vancouver Island Chapter; Managing and Creative Director of Victoria-based iD2 Communications Inc (1997 to present), Publishing Director of Four Pillar Books (2015 to present), is a affiliate of the Earth Charter (2014 to present) and IAP2 trained member of the International Association for Public Participation (2015 to present).