Valerie B. Prince is an I/T professional  who worked for a large financial services company with its own I/T department for nearly two decades.  She watched her father and grandparents dedicate almost sixty years of their lives to running their own small business so in that spirit, she much prefers focusing her efforts on helping local proprietors compete.

Valerie attended Princeton University and later majored in Computer Science / Application Systems at St. Mary’s University.  She is also the chief researcher at Cabragh West Research, which helps people obtain official documents to apply for Irish and United Kingdom citizenship by descent and research their ancestries.

The big black dog in B L A C K  D O G  S O C I A L is a massive Labrador Retriever-Rottweiler mix named Otter, and he is a Very Good Boy.