Kim Valzania

Kim Valzania

client happiness director 

Kim was born and raised in New Milford. She and her husband Mark have two grown, flown, “delightful” children who were also born and raised in New Milford. This part of her story is an absolute yawn fest, so let’s move on.

Her work experience is both storied and varied. Fresh from UConn, armed with her highly “coveted” BA in English Literature, Kim was hired as an Account Coordinator for the now defunct James River Corporation in Norwalk. Her other work experiences include being a Managing Editor for a small publishing company (Millbrook Press), authoring children’s reference books for Scholastic, Inc., writing test preparation & practice materials for The Princeton Review in NYC, working as the Personal Assistant to the President of Tyree Organization, and waiting tables down at The Cookhouse. For the past 10 years she has thoroughly enjoyed her stint as the Administrative Assistant at Saint Joseph School in Brookfield.

Always a writer at heart, she spends much of her spare time freelancing for online magazines, and working on her masterpiece of a novel that doesn’t seem to want to write itself.

Her lighthearted soul enthusiastically responds to the following (in no particular order): dogs, trails, vintage campers, succulents, changing seasons, friendship, sports, family gatherings, ideas, progress, and American history.

UConn Huskies, Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics. In that order. Don’t hate.

She has an on-again, off-again relationship with running, but who doesn’t? Last year, she ran her first half marathon and while she has no desire whatsoever to run a full, life has taught her to never say never.

She enjoys container gardening, poetry, hiking, eating cookies, and yoga. She gives herself a hefty dose of pure Vitamin “N” (NATURE!) as often as possible, and believes that it’s THE one essential ingredient for success in the quest for health and happiness. Active in the community, she likes being involved with The Santa Fund, and The Thanksgiving Food Drive each year. She also runs various charity-inspired road races in the area.

She strives to live with a grateful, open heart. What she knows to be true so far is that there’s always time for personal reflection and big changes. It’s never too late to grow fresh wings and fly off in a different direction. This philosophy landed her on the doorstep of YardApes, Inc., where she’s looking forward to being part of the stellar YardApes team!

We believe everyone everywhere benefits from a connection with nature.