I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (yep – I'm a Steelers fan, but I've warmed up to the Vikings) and graduated from Point Park University in 2012. I've been part of CBS Radio in Pittsburgh, Studstill Media in Illinois and now call the Med City home! She and her husband, Will, enjoy Rochester’s craft beers and wine, hiking, and city/country balance. She also has a cat named Pantera – an adorable, long-haired black cat with green eyes! If you want to talk cats (or any animal really), hiking, movies, concerts, or pizza, Val is your girl!
10 Reasons Why Minnesota Has The Most Fun
I know I've only lived in Minnesota for about two years, BUT, I think we have a lot of fun here!
Is This The Most Expensive Wisconsin Dells Airbnb?
It's seriously more than my rent is a month. I'm not joking - this is what you're paying PER NIGHT.
This ‘Lebowski’ Themed Bar Is 3 Hours Away From Rochester
For me, it was seriously like entering Heaven.
Val Tip: 3 Types Of Sunglasses Rochester Needs This Spring
I'm really flattered that you guys have been "liking" my sunnies on Instagram! Here's some advice I have for you...
Val Asks: ‘Hunter for Target’ Boots Excitement Just Hype?
You know I love my Target, so last weekend I did a little recon and took a moment to examine the hype around Hunter for Target boots.
Meet The Woman Bringing ‘Tiny Concerts’ To Rochester
If you're already asking yourself what a "tiny concert" is, you're not alone. I had to ask myself.
This Minnesota Ghost Town Is 43 Miles Away From Rochester
Did you know it existed? Can you remember a time when it was actually populated by pioneers?
A Facebook Solution To Rochester’s Affordable Housing Crisis?
It's not real, but it is pretty freaking funny.
DIY Spring Bag Tip: Crochet Away! – [SPONSORED]
You've probably seen other crafts and thought, "MAN! I'd love to make that!" This spring, there's an easy way to do it.
Minnesota’s ‘Most Venomous’ Snake Found In Southeast Minnesota
Given the terrain, you probably wouldn't expect this type of snake to be in our area - but they are.