Val brings more than 30 years of experience in the fields of
recording, records management, archives, and information technology.
Hired in 2011, Val is responsible for the County Clerk, Recorder,
and Archives divisions. Prior to her work in San Diego, Val held
positions in Washington State as the Deputy State Archivist and
Director of Corporations and Charities, and management positions in
King, Snohomish, and Thurston counties.
Val received her M.B.A., with an emphasis in Information
Technology, from the University of Washington. She is a certified
archivist, board member for the California Historical Records
Advisory Board, and County Clerk’s Legislative co-chair. She
previously served as the County Recorder’s Legislative co-chair,
director for the National Association of Government Archives and
Records Administrators (NAGARA), and director for the Property
Records Industry Association (PRIA).
A native of Washington, Val is married to Jerry, retired State
Archivist of Washington, and together they have six children and nine
grandchildren. Val is an avid bicyclist, knitter, and walker.