Meet Valerie Walsh, sole proprietor of Valpine Creative and owner of Kicksled Alaska; and a member of PRSA Alaska’s Board of Directors and Alaska Communicators Exchange conference planning committee.

Job Responsibilities:

I do freelance graphic design and communications when I am not busy growing my retail business, Kicksled Alaska.

Hometown: Anchorage


Earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Creative Design from North Park University, Chicago, Illinois in 2008.

How does membership in PRSA assist you?

When I began freelancing in 2015, the Alaska chapter of PRSA provided business connections that are directly responsible for the growth of my business. When things stumped me, I was able to lean on the resources provided by the national PRSA organization to solve problems. My focus has shifted over the years, but PRSA has remained a constant supporter for my business endeavors.

PRSSA Alaska Volunteering

Currently, I volunteer as a PRSA Alaska board member and am on the 2021 CommEx commitee. Through the years I have served in a variety of PRSA Alaska roles, including board secretary, programming committee co-chair, and member of the publicity committee.