Valerie Phillips
Mentor
Aerial Space
Motivated, Confident, Creative
My unusual perspective.
I love the idea of encouraging girls to start thinking about their careers. There's no need to wait until you grow up to start a business or start building skills. This is also a great way to help build confidence!
I am originally from the Philadelphia area and graduated from Arcadia University in 2007 with a B.A. in Theater and English. After arriving in Asheville in 2009, I quickly found a place in the arts scene by performing music, attending a school for Aerial Arts and creating clothing designs. I enjoy being part of the Asheville community as a co-owner of Aerial Space, an aerial arts studio, and IC Imagine school board member and Animal Haven of Asheville volunteer.