Vanessa was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and began her journey in the hospitality industry at the age of 17. Since then, Vanessa has worked in different parts of the industry and at various establishments in and around the city. Some recent experiences include: Catering Manager at Whistler Cooks, Food & Beverage Manager at the Pan Pacific Whistler, and Wine Buyer/Manager for Liberty Wine Merchants. She was honoured to work with great mentors over the years, who taught her valuable leadership skills, as well as being passionate about what you do and the importance of providing an exceptional customer service. Vanessa really enjoys travelling and has fond memories travelling all over Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Costa Rica. She even settled in the United Kingdom (UK) for four years, working for a busy high-end Italian bistro on the coast of Sussex. Vanessa loves and cherishes her two children, and on her free time you can find her outdoors creating memories with good friends.