Vanessa has worked in the graphic design industry since 2002. She has been an art director for a retail merchandise company in southern California, designing custom souvenirs for companies such as Universal Studios, Disney and Princess Cruises among others. In addition to creating logos and illustrations for various companies, she enjoys painting and drawing just for the relaxing pleasure of it. She has been a Zumba instructor since 2009 – gathering dozens of people weekly for intense cardio dance classes at various gyms around Colorado, and also teaches Zumba Gold classes for elderly adults in assisted living homes. She enjoys cooking, camping and music, and loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.