Five Questions with… staff member Valerie Quick
1) Favorite color, food and TV show:
Purple, cheeseburgers, Big Bang Theory
2) Years at Guiding Eyes:
I am in my 7th year.
3) How did you become interested in the guide dog field?
I worked with Border Collies in the past and have always been fascinated by working dogs. We as a family decided we wanted to raise a puppy for Guiding Eyes. When I went to the website to research puppy-raising, I saw there was an opening for an Instructor Assistant. It was meant to be!
4) What’s the best part of working at Guiding Eyes?
Watching young dogs turn into guide dogs is wonderful, and it’s incredible to work with people that pour so much of themselves into the work they do.
5) What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
“Every morning, our first thought should be a wish to devote the day to the good of all living beings.” – Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche