Valene was born and raised in Mountain View, Missouri. She now resides there with her husband Shawn and their three boys Landon, Quentin, and Easton. After high school she attended Bryan College and earned her Associates Degree in Health Information Technology. Later, she attended Liberty University, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Valene was a Caseworker for Ozark Independent Living for four years before joining the Restoring Hope team in December, 2015. Valene says, “I thoroughly enjoy my job and pray I am making a positive difference in others’ lives and have always had a passion to help others.” In her free time, Valene enjoys spending time with her boys, attending church, horseback riding, reading, outdoor activities and traveling.