Valery joined Hailey Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as front office receptionist in May of 2018.  A native of the Pacific Northwest, Valery worked previously as a real estate broker in Washington state, and in various roles for insurance firms in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon as well as newspapers in Camas, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska. Beginning with their honeymoon in Ketchum, Valery, and her husband, Scott, have been frequent visitors to the Wood River Valley for over 35 years.  Eventually they relocated to the valley, settling into their current home in Hailey, Idaho in the fall of 2017. Outside of the office, Valery enjoys cooking, reading – preferably a cookbook or a mystery – hiking and traveling.  Some of her favorite travel destinations include the San Juan Islands, the Oregon coast, the country of Panama and, of course, the Portland-Vancouver area to visit with her two grandchildren, other family and friends.