In 1994, Val graduated from Georgia Perimeter College with high honors and as class valedictorian. She joined DentFirst right after graduating and has enjoyed working here for her entire dental hygiene career. Val was born and raised in Stone Mountain, however, after graduating she and her husband moved to Buford. She appreciates living in the same community that she works, not only for convenience, but to be able to serve the people in her direct area. She finds the relationships and connections that she has with patients to be invaluable and the highlight of her work. She and her husband have two grown children and are now living the life of empty nesters. They enjoy spending spare time with friends, family and traveling.