Our Team

IMG 20200921 191204 058Jae serves as an assistant for the Art for Music program. She serves as both a performer and creator of multimedia and communications.

barryBarry keeps the technology humming for Valutivity--an eclectic role requiring everything from application design for our clients to sound engineering for The Consulting Arts to website management to video production.

IMG 3429 Karen headshotKaren Smith-Will is the founder of Valutivity LLC, focusing on Consulting, Coaching & Connecting. She has been married to her best friend, Barry, for over 35 years and has 3 fabulous adult children: Xander, Ashton & Zoe (Jae). In her words:

IMG 20220914 WA000013Ashton Leigh Will is our resident art teacher, teaching pencil, oil, pastel, acrylic, printmaking and especially digital art/manga. He also has provided graphic design for Valutivity Press and The Consulting Arts.

1000042647Alexander "Xander" Will is a full-time doctoral lab lead/instructor at VCU & a sound tech for a local church. He was formerly a percussion instructor for The Consulting Arts since 2015; he will still jump in on sound tech when TCA needs it.

Xander's main musical genre is shoegaze. He started learning piano at 5, drums at 8, plays electric bass & guitar, and performs vocals.