Originally from beautiful Quebec City, Valérie moved to Montreal with her family as a teenager. Passionate about travel from a young age, Valérie quickly knew that she wanted to evolve in a field related to travel and experiences. As soon as she finished her studies, she started her career as a destination representative for Transat Tours Canada and left Quebec for the Caribbean for 3 years. This experience allowed her to quickly confirm that hospitality was truly a passion. After this enriching experience, Valérie continued to work within the Transat group in various roles, moving from hotel operations & inventory optimization as well as to the hotel inspection program. Always attracted to the hotel industry specifically, Valérie made a shift in 2009 and turned to Hôtel Le Crystal to pursue her career. She evolved there for almost 10 years, enjoying different roles from sales & marketing coordinator, business development manager, and finally, director of sales & marketing. During that time, she was able to develop her sales and marketing capabilities for an independent hotel product in a very competitive environment, as well as to put her leadership skills to the fore. Before creating VOILÀ! with Fanny, Valérie was part of the Field Marketing team of Marriott International; a rewarding experience that allowed her to gain a more in-depth understanding of additional markets other than Montreal, such as Quebec City, Mont-Tremblant, St-Hyacinthe, Ottawa, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières. All these experiences allow her to have an overview and bring creative and strategic ideas to the table in order to get results and stand out from the crowd.