Val has been in marketing and communications for over 15 years, supporting higher education, new tech businesses, creative startups and everything in between.


She helps to create and manage brands, developing a distinct voice in both social and traditional media, deploys targeted public relations, and builds smart web presences through her business theWORDScommuncations.


Val writes with thought and precision, be it for her clients or one of her passions, like the North Carolina Outward Bound School, the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani or organizations involved in U.S. disaster relief. Her work as a writer and brand developer has won her 2 Addys.