Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

175 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENTREPRENEURS 1988, she has excelled as the chief operating officer of Mickey’s Landscapes, in which she provides landscaping, lawn maintenance, and tree and shrubbery care. Likewise, she is at the helm of her second business, Mickey’s Carting Corporation, in which she provides waste removal services for commercial and residential properties. Both of her businesses operation on the North and South Forks of Long Island, New York. Prior to delving into her career, Ms. Valcich completed coursework in interior design in 1985, and subsequently received a Bachelor of Science in architecture at the New York Institute of Technology in 1987. Outside of her professional endeavors, she has maintained activism in her community through her local chapters of the Kiwanis Club and the Lion’s Club, and notably has served as the founder of The Tyler Project. To remain aware of developments in the fields of landscaping and waste removal, Ms. Valcich has been a member of the National Waste Association. As a testament to her success, she was honored with the Best Pool Design Award from the Landscape Architects Association. Although her career has been filled with highlights, she is exceptionally proud of advancing to the top of her industry as a woman in what is typically seen as a maledominated field. Additionally, she is humbled by the success of both of her businesses. She attributes her success to her honesty and being true to her own word. Looking toward the future, Ms. Valcich would like to continue serving at the helm of her two businesses, while simultaneously stepping down in an effort to enjoy a greater work-life balance. Married to her husband Mitchell since 1988, she is the proud mother of one child. F rom a formative age, Valinda A. MillerValcich has enjoyed the outdoors and being surrounded by bountiful nature. As a result of her affinity for the natural beauty of the earth, she decided to pursue a career in landscaping. Since VALINDA A. MILLER-VALCICH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Mickey’s Landscapes Montauk, NY