People

Valerie Williams-Hurwitz

SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Colleges I’ve attended and degrees earned
University of Oregon (BA in Psychology), Portland State University (MS in Leadership for Sustainability Education)

Top 3 travel destinations
New York, Orcas Island and St. Lucia

Hobby
I’m an aspiring micro urban farmer and spend a lot of time in my veggie patch. We also watch a lot of films in our home theater.

Car, bike or bus
Bus and feet

Favorite nonprofit
Our United Villages (The Rebuilding Center): served on the board for 5 years.

Hidden talent
I can write backwards (mirror image). One of the many gifts of being left-handed.

Time of day I’m most creative
I wake up perky without an alarm and do my most creative work earlier in the day.

Pets/animals I own
Wiggles, a healer/beagle and two cats: Shadow a black short-hair and Rico, a very loving white long-hair.

My dream home
A tree house made by Pete Nelson, tucked away in the Berkshires on a working, learning veggie farm.

One thing that would improve our city
Roof top veggie gardens. Imagine a city where fresh veggies are available for everyone!

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