Vanessa has always loved words and connecting with people, so a natural outlet became giving the best. speeches. ever. at family and friends’ weddings. Now as an officiant, Vanessa loves meeting the fascinating people getting married these days, and then crafting a creative, meaningful and genuine ceremony for them. (Grandmas always love her!) In a former lifetime, Vanessa was a foot model, but she is conscientious about not upstaging any other toes on their big day. She is now a writer, the hot lunch lady (hot as in pizza) at her son’s school, and a spiritual director in Victoria, meeting with people one-on-one and in groups, and leading several workshops and retreats each year. She met her husband Steve at an audition for a play and they got the lead roles, so they’ve been married for 14 years, and they have 5 year old cutie pie named Leo.