Val embodies an elegant mix of youth, passion and experience. She started skydiving in 2010 and wingsuiting in 2011, which quickly led to competing in wingsuit acrobatics. Val has gained significant experience organizing and coaching at events around the country, with a particular focus on dynamic, multi-point formations. As a former collegiate athlete, Val understands the connection between practice and performance, which drives her advocacy for small wingsuit mastery. She encourages all aspiring flyers to be patient with their progression, and to extract all performance from a suit before advancing.