Valerie grew up on a farm outside of Emporia, KS. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas and spent 7 years as an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Mercy Hospital.
She graduated with her Masters of Nursing degree from UMKC and worked here at Pediatric Partners as a nurse practitioner for 4years!
Valerie then spent 2 years as an anesthesia nurse practitioner at Children's Mercy before moving to St. Louis in 2015 for her husband's job. She continued her work as an anesthesia NP at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Valerie was thrilled her husband's job allowed them to move back to Overland Park last year and is eager to start back up at Pediatric Partners.
Valerie has 4 children (1 daughter and 3 sons) and when she is not busy coordinating their full schedules she loves to bake, read, craft and sew. She is excited to come back to primary care and be able to spend more time helping her patients live full and healthy lives.
Undergraduate: University of Kansas, Bachelors of Science in Nursing 2003
Masters: UMKC, Masters of Science in Nursing 2009
In practice since 2009.