Valerie, a 6th generation Texan, comes from a long line of teachers and healers and is happiest when she is working for the betterment of people and
A businesswoman and teacher for the last 30 years, her background includes Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for an international manufacturer and distributor, manufacturing in China and marketing in the US, Europe, and Japan, Mergers and Acquisitions with the Federal government, and teaching Spanish in the public school system.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas Permian Basin and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Valerie teaches Business, Science and Business Online Networking at Everest College in Arlington, Texas and runs BÓN ~ Business Online Networking, teaching businesses how to shape their brand across all marketing platforms and create visibility for their businesses through the business and social networking sites and manage it even with their already busy schedules.
She has been married to the naturalized Texian, Ed Riefenstahl, for the last 30 years and has three adult sons, Alex, Austin and Andrew, who are mostly out of the house, two dogs, one cat and one very old potbelly pig, all of which are also mostly out of the house.