Valerie is partner and trainer at Tetra CrossFit. Wanting to help others with health and fitness has always been a major part of her life. Competing in volleyball, basketball, and track in high school led her to Fort Lewis College, where she received her Bachelors in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training. After college, life took a different course where Valerie became a stay at home and homeschooling mom. In 2017, she ran her first Spartan race, which opened up a new kind of competing. She knew she would need different training, and after being introduced to CrossFit in November of 2018, she knew she found it. Soon after, she took her Level 1 and began training. Valerie has a strong desire to educate and help others adopt a healthy lifestyle. In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, golfing, and running Spartan races.