Valerie Hastings is a 1983 Western graduate, has over 32 years of experience in Accounting, Tax and Business consulting. After receiving her Western degree in Accounting, Valerie then proceeded to get her Certified Public Accountant certificate and is licensed to practice in the State of Colorado. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. When she is not working in the Tax and Accounting world, Valerie spends time with her son, Corbin. Valerie is a retired volunteer firefighter/engineer for the City of Golden Fire Department.