Vanessa was born in Germany. She comes from a military family, therefore was raised in Germany, Kansas, and Arkansas. She attended Baptist Health School of nursing where she obtained her diploma in Nursing. She then went on to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree and Masters of Science in Nursing at Grand Canyon University. Vanessa is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
She has experience working in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant unit. She is married, has two boys, and a dog. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.