Val is a Karioi Educator with the Karioi Project. Val’s dynamic personality and big “hugs” create a warm welcome to anyone that meets her. Val’s passion for outdoor education started at the age of 8 when on a school trip in Canada, her native country, a black-capped chickadee rested on her hands to eat seeds. This is the kind of outdoor educational experience (and much more), Val has offered to others over the last 20 years! Val is also an avid kayaker, SUPer, hiker and climber and when she’s not travelling around the globe playing and teaching she’s here teaching our Karioi Kids.