Valerie Michel is a member of the Adams Lake Indian Band from the Secwépemc Nation. Her mother is Patricia Beaulieu (Michel) and her grandfather is the late George Casimir Michel (Georgie Bear). Valerie has a son Logan Michel who is currently enrolled in the Canadian Army. Valerie has held many positions at the Adams Lake Indian Band for the past 20 years. She found her passion working as the Office/Project Manager for the Natural Resources Department and for seven years managing Archaeology, Fisheries, Forestry, Rec Sites, PFRs, which included all the finances for the department.
Valerie wanted to expand her knowledge and experience so became the Columbia River Treaty Project Manager and is also a member of the CRSRI Communications Advisory Group for the Secwépemc Nation working for SNTC.