Vanessa is registered with the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation.
It has always been a dream of mine to start my own wellness business. Holistic health, happiness, and living the best life are important to me, but have not always come easy. I experienced a heavy trauma during my teenage years, and it shaped who I am today. Those trauma and grief years did not break me, but they did change me. It made me want to help others in any capacity that I can. I want to inspire and support others be who they want to be, and live how they want to live. I want them to know that they are important; that they are loved. It is my greatest hope that The VK Wellness Initiative will have a positive impact in our society and will create the change that individuals desire.
Traveling, continuing education, and professional development are passions of mine. I have studied and worked in several countries around the world including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, China, and Malaysia. I have a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute of Education University of Toronto, and I am currently enrolled and working towards my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Yorkville University.
When I’m not learning or teaching, I am outdoors! Surrounding myself with nature is food for my soul. I love hiking to tops of the mountains on the Sunshine Coast trail, scuba diving to the bottom of the ocean, and everything in between.
On top of cofounding the VK Wellness Initiative, I am a distributed learning teacher at Partners In Education (PIE) and the Professional Development Coordinator for School District #47 in Powell River, BC. I balance my career with my family life, where I am the proud mommy of two busy, adorable, and messy little boys. I couldn’t do what I do today if it wasn’t for the love and support of my husband and my family.
I am honoured to be learning, laughing, and healing alongside you during your wellness journey.
May you be well,