With almost nine years as the Executive Director of the Utah Pride Center, Valerie A. Larabee continues to bring a wealth of experience and passion to both the organization and the Utah communities it serves. Her non-profit leadership experience spans over two decades and includes expertise in board development, community relations, fundraising, strategic planning, capacity building and financial management. Prior to beginning her career in non-profits, Larabee served a 10- year career as an Air Force Officer. She recently graduated from the Rockwood Leadership Institutes Art of Leadership Program and regularly appears in local and national media as a spokesperson and leader. Valerie earned her Master's Degree in Educational Administration at the University of Maine (Orono) and now lives in Salt Lake City with her wife L'aura.