Valerie is a seasoned project planner, strategist, leader and team builder. As a result, she has worn many hats in her career; lab assistant and researcher, consultant, project manager, marketing manager, clinic coordinator, and long-term community volunteer.
Valerie brings her passion for community outreach and healthcare to Merriam Park Acupuncture. In a world of diverse populations and cultural backgrounds, Valerie seeks to support inclusive forms of healing that support the patient and utilizes complementary medicine.
Valerie is currently pursuing her executive MBA at Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and has earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2014, and received her undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota.
She enjoys traveling and spending time in nature. She also volunteers with Acupuncturists Without Borders, and is in alignment with their world healing exchanges and trauma relief efforts.
In Valerie’s private practice, Haven Acupuncture & Wellness, she focuses on national and international wellness retreats. Her direct patient care is focused at Merriam Park Acupuncture in St. Paul.