Greetings! I'm Vanessa.
I am a Blenheim local; I was born in Nelson but have lived here for 95% of my life. I grew up just around the corner from where I live now with my husband, 4 teenage children and 2 fur-babies.
I spent a good part of the last 20 years raising my family and learning to navigate all the many stages that involved. I was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home parent for a good portion of my children being pre-schoolers and then I decided that I needed to engage my brain again; learn more than nursery rhymes.
This began my journey of MORE. I wanted to learn more, be more, do more. I started off with an entry level computing and business administration course and it just snowballed from there. In my second year of study, I completed 2 courses to have a double graduation and I was awarded Student of the Year.
Since then, I have been like a sponge and have this desire to learn, which is where jumping into this industry is right on point for me!
At the end of 2022, my family and I decided that we wanted to give back to the community and we put our hands up to volunteer with a local animal shelter, fast forward 9 months and I currently manage the volunteer intake for the charity, my husband is one of the many handymen that help take care of the site, and we all have a couple of shifts a week helping clean, feed, cuddle & play with the animals.
When I am not studying, organizing volunteers and admin for MFP, or spending time with my children and fur-babies – I am at the gym, I am an avid Cross fitter and have just recently started competing in local, national on online competitions. My most recent one was held over the Easter break, and I got first in my division, which was amazing! I also play social netball with an amazing group of women, I am on my 7th year with the team and enjoy it so much – not the winter weather, but the team make it worth it.
With my desire to learn, my ability to be organised, being a people person and having such a range of skills across many different industries – I look forward to helping people achieve their goals and expanding their knowledge.