Valeri is a California native, and has spent her time between Santa Maria and San Diego. She attended Mesa College, and graduated in 1998 with an AA in Psychology. While in school, she volunteered for one year at Juvenile Hall, San Diego. Valeri began her insurance career in 1998 at a large independent insurance brokerage, when she was hired as a customer service representative. The agency realized her potential, and promoted her to service lead; it is here that Valeri gained extensive experience in the business of servicing insurance clients, which remains one of her many strengths today. After spending three years in service, Valeri obtained her property & casualty license. She then worked as an independent broker, and over the next 9 years built a very successful “team” of sales and service representatives. Her honors included highest team production is 2007, 2008 and 2009. Also, her team was awarded with the highest customer retention in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2010, Valeri began planning the start of her new agency. In order to become fully prepared, she studied, and obtained, her CRIS license (Construction Risk Insurance Specialist). In addition, she is an active member for UNICO and a co-founder of the San Diego Italian Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Valeri enjoys spending time with family and friends, along with traveling. She likes to work out and watch sports. Further, she is active in charity (5k races) and volunteers for various community events.