Valri grew up in Toronto. She joined The Second City comedy group there and then moved to Los Angeles where she appeared in films and television and was a screen writer. She relocated to Nashville TN and received her bachelors and masters in psychology before deciding to move to a more liberal part of the country to look for career opportunities. She found a great English Cottage style home at a great price in Springfield’s Forest Park area. She enjoys the ease of access to New York City and Northampton and is pleasantly surprised with the friendliness of her new neighbors.