Valarie has had community connections to Collingwood for more than ten years but in 2016 decided to make her permanent home in this community. Recently retired, Valarie and her husband Mark were Tim Horton Franchisees in Scarborough, Ontario for 22 years.
She brings board experience as a former member of the Board of Governors of the University of Oshawa Institute of Technology a young, nimble institution where relevancy and capital expansion was paramount to board strategy and discussion.
Valarie also serves with Rotary International. A past District Governor and international trainer she has recently been selected to serve as the Rotary International Director for 2020-2022 for all of Canada and the Eastern United States.
Valarie joined the board in September 2018 and sits on the Governance committee as well as the Resource committee.