Valerie loves the outdoors and the idea of park spaces within the urban sprawl of Houston where people can engage with nature close to home. Valerie’s family has connected with nature at the Nature Discovery Center in Russ Pitman Park for over twenty years. Her 22 year old daughter had her 2nd birthday party at the Nature Discovery Center! Valerie has been a member of the Nature Discovery Center Board of Directors since 2018, serving on the Development, Finance, and Board Recruitment Committees.