15 March 1954—7 November 2020
Valerie was the consummate real estate professional. As one of the owners of Keller Williams Realty-Clarksville, she had over thirty years of experience in the real estate industry and was the Listing Specialist for The Air Assault Team. Valerie held a BS Degree in Biology form Hampton (VA) University and MS Degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University.
Professionally, Valerie held an E-PRO designation which qualified her to work efficiently with technology; a VIP designation which qualified her to work with out of state buyers; a Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) designation which is advanced training in all aspects of real estate; a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation which is the highest designation in the residential real estate industry; and held a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation from the Distressed Property Institute which helps homeowners facing hardship.
Valerie was active in the Clarksville, TN community. She served on the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, the YMCA Board of Directors, The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation’s Board of Directors, The Association of the U.S. Army’s (Fort Campbell, KY Chapter) Board of Directors, the Clarksville Ladies Auxiliary Museum Board, the Woodward Library Society at Austin Peay State University, the Clarksville (TN) United Way Board of Directors, the Board for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and the Clarksville (TN) Association of Realtors Board of Directors and was President, Clarksville Association of Realtors (2002). She was a graduate of Leadership Clarksville (2011) and was a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Middle Tennessee and served on the Leadership Middle Tennessee Board of Directors as its Secretary (2014-2015). She was a member of the Clarksville Rotary Club and served on the Tennova Hospital Board of Directors (2015-2020). She was a member of the ROXY Regional Theater’s and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Boards of Directors. Three noteworthy accomplishments was Valerie’s selection as one of the Top 500 Most Powerful Women In Real Estate (1999); her listing in the Wall Street Journal & Real Trends Top 400 Real Estate Professionals (August 2010) and her listing in the Wall Street Journal Top 1000 Realtors (June 2011, 2012, 2013). In 2013, she was a co-host of “Three Ladies On the Radio” for WJZM-Radio here in Clarksville discussing concerns important to women in our community. Finally, Valerie was the only selectee as Champion of Fort Campbell (KY) for 2014. Champions of Fort Campbell are a select group of civilians who have made significant contributions to our men and women in uniform at Fort Campbell, KY and are advisors to the Commanding General on matters that affect soldiers and their families. Valerie was an avid runner and completed her quest to run a marathon or half-marathon in all fifty (50) states and Washington, DC.
Valerie was committed to working with her real estate TEAM while selling your home or finding you the home most suited to your needs. She worked closely with our buyers and sellers helping them make one of the most important decisions and investments of their lives. Valerie’s philosophy of service permeated her Team. She enthusiastically awaited the opportunity to make you a Raving Fan!