Licensed since 1994, Valerie has experience with resort property sales, shopping center and rental
management in South Padre Island, Texas, and has worked extensively since then to help secure water
acquisition rights and access via the Holly Beach Road to the Townsite of Holly Beach, Texas. She has
experience in acquiring permits from the Corps. of Engineers for building purposes and has negotiated
wetland contributions in trade with Nature Conservancy. Valerie worked in the real estate offices of
Universal Realty and Otteman Realty, her late fathers’ companies since her youth performing secretarial
and bookkeeping tasks and later licensed sales activity under Universal Realty, her mother Myrtis
Marilyn Brett Otteman’s company.
Valerie also spent ten years as the owner and manager of her late father’s health food store, the Health
Garden in Harlingen, Texas, where she helped to bring education and supplements into the marketplace.
Currently, Valerie is working in conjunction with the Governor's office to bring industry to Texas.
Affiliations and Memberships:
- National Association of Realtors
- Texas Association of Realtors
- Austin Board of Realtors
- CoreNet Global
- St. Theresa's Catholic Church
- The Federalist Society
- Lower Valley Cotillion Club