Valerie, Director of Medlock & Associates, has always been fond of the healthcare industry. She got her Bachelors of Biology with a pre-med emphasis at Eastern New Mexico University. She wanted to become a doctor, as her mother is an Emergency Room Doctor, however, over the years she watched as the healthcare care laws were minimizing a patient’s best interest and putting profit margins first before patients. This geared her to get her Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management and Business. Valerie’s thesis was based on the Baby Boomer generation, which is where her passion for seniors originated.

Upon graduation, Valerie accepted a position as a captive agent for a company that specialized in the senior market. Since her product choices were limited, she could not provide seniors with the best product for every situation. This complicated matters as she felt she could do a better job helping seniors with a variety of options that suited them for their specific needs.

Valerie’s parents were reaching retirement age and turned to her for advice on their retirement account. Since, their account has lost almost half of its value, it delayed their retirement for many years. She was very frustrated seeing her parents go through such a catastrophic chain of events and decided to do something about it. Medlock & Associates was born out of a necessity to help other seniors not experience the same frustration in healthcare and retirement options.