Valerie Ackerman is a native of Summerville, SC. A graduate of the College of Charleston with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting. Early career in her career, Valerie worked for the Department of Defense as a governmental accountant at the Polaris Missile Facility Atlantic and later as an internal auditor the Naval Supply Center.
She moved to Savannah in 1994. While in Savannah, she worked with a CPA as forensic accountant unraveling fraudulent acts perpetrated against local businesses. Upon moving to Kingsland, GA in 2000, Valerie worked with a non-profit setting up their accounting system in QuickBooks, formulating their budgets, and advising them in sound financial practices.
Valerie and her husband, John, moved back home to Summerville, SC in June of 2015 after a 21-year absence. They enjoy spending time with their three grown children and extended family.