Vanessa is originally from Sunny Corner and she continues to reside there with her family today. For Vanessa, the Miramichi community and history are a huge part of her identity. Her family has a legacy of salmon guiding and managing fishing lodges, and this heritage has given her a special connection to the Miramichi River and its people. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys watching movies and drawing. She values the time she spends with her husband and dog, as well as weekend family gatherings and online trivia nights with friends.

After studying cognitive science at Mount Allison University, Vanessa decided to pursue a career in administration. She had several years of experience as an administrative assistant. Vanessa is a valuable part of the Miramichi Salmon Association’s team.