Valerie is currently a consultant to businesses looking on new ways to grow. Previously, Valerie served as the Chief Executive Officer of ElderCounsel, LLC. Before joining ElderCounsel, Valerie practiced law in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale where she was the owner of Peterson Law Office, P.A., and later Fisher & Peterson, P.C., a firm specializing in the areas of elder law and estate planning. Valerie speaks on elder law and Veterans benefits for numerous national organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), various state bar associations, WealthCounsel, Krause Financial Services and Strafford Webinars. Valerie also teaches for a prominent law school. Since 2012, Valerie has served as an adjunct professor for Stetson Law School where she teaches the Veteran’s Benefits Course to Elder Law LL.M. students. Valerie resides in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, Jonathan Mintz, and two cats. Valerie loves the outdoors and is an active cyclist.