Vanessa grew up in Victoria and attended the University of Victoria where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree. After graduation she decided to take the CA path and took a job articling with Deloitte in Vancouver. During her time with Deloitte she worked in the private company services group providing audit and financial accounting services to clients across a variety of industries. While articling she also obtained her Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. After completing her articling, she returned home to the island in 2014 to join the team at Cameron Izard Snell LLP. Her main focus is corporate accounting, business analysis and planning, and corporate tax planning.
In her spare time, Vanessa is very involved in the equestrian community. She spends time on her family farm helping to care for and train young horses. She also enjoys photography and exploring around the Island.