Vanessa followed a southerly wind to Alabama's Magic City from New York in 2001. Though born and raised in the northeastern climes, along the Long Island sound, Vanessa longed to be closer to her mother who was born and raised in Birmingham and who returned to the city in 1987. Vanessa is a graduate of the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS as well as the COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE. After years spent in theater and the music industry, Vanessa was delighted to find work in Birmingham doing voice-overs, television and radio. In addition she was able to continue touring with musical acts. In 2013, Vanessa moved in with an elderly relative requiring assistance. The move required a shift in Vanessa's lifestyle from somewhat nomadic to more of a settled way of life. The change of circumstances coincided with Vanessa's desire to pursue her keen interest in real estate.
According to Vanessa, “any call to communicate and to create; whether it's the production of a play or the 'art of the deal' in real estate, it's a call I can happily answer and a creative endeavor I can give myself to.”