Just wanted to take a moment and introduce Valerie to all of you. She will be starting with us on Monday 10/21.
Valerie is a life long dog enthusiast. She and her husband Joe are Volunteer Puppy Raisers for Canine Companions for Independence. Valerie began volunteering with Canine Companions in 2001 after being temporarily disabled from Lyme's Disease.
Her website, http://www.choicesfundraising.com, features blogs and events about a variety of charities.
Valerie is also an accomplished quilter and has made many quilts for charity.
I met Valerie a few months ago through a mutual friend and got to know her and her "service puppy in training" West. I attended a breast cancer fund raiser with Valerie a while back and it was fun to watch her service puppy in training in action. It takes 2 years to train a service dog so it is a wonderful gift that Valerie and her husband Joe give to people with disabilities.
Also kind of fun that we actually know some of the same people that I went to high school with. LOL !
I am very excited to haver her on our team.
Welcome aboard Valerie !