Director of Company Experience
Valerie is a theatre kid who works in digital analytics. After spending most of her adolescence performing, she has spent the last 12+ years immersed in data and spreadsheets, working for ad agencies and in-house marketing teams. Her expertise is focused on paid/organic search engine marketing, digital analytics & business intelligence. For the last seven years she has directed these skill sets toward helping non-profit theatres pro-bono in the Kansas City area, on boards and through volunteer work.
She is passionate about non-profits and the arts and is thrilled to help Forge Repertory Theatre bring the Living Ticket model to life here in Kansas City. The power of human connection through story should never be cost-prohibitive.
She was born and raised in the Kansas City metro and obtained her BA in English Literature at the University of Missouri - Columbia. In addition to Forge Repertory Theatre, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Data-Driven Marketers Association (KCDMA) as well as the Volunteer Marketing Board for Rose Brooks, where she also walks dogs whenever possible. Any time she has left is spent with family and friends, her DP - the talented local actor/educator Jordan Fox, his son Jude, and her dog Oscar, named for Oscar Madison of the Odd Couple. And yes, his best friend is a toy bear named Felix.
She encourages you to support the arts, adopt your pets from a local shelter, and spread the word about the resources available to victims of domestic violence.