Valarie manages the creation of the records which make the materials owned by our library accessible through the catalog, WorldCat Local. Valarie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art and English from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Tennessee. She spent several years as a graphics illustrator for the U.S. Air Force before joining UTC in 1991.
She is a certified Master Gardener and an avid amateur geologist, collecting rock specimens and native plants for her extensive rock garden. Valarie also enjoys reading natural history and genre fiction. She is a native of Chattanooga.