Vanessa is a 39 year old cardiovascular physiologist and clinical/whole foods plant-based nutritionist, who was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She has a degree in Sports Medicine and a Master of Science in Cardiopulmonary Physiology.  She is certified in Plant Based Nutrition by the prestigious eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a Certified Health Educator by the reputable Wellness Forum.  In April of 2015, Vanessa became a certified instructor in acroyoga / partner acrobatics and has been a certified Zumba instructor for four years.

Vanessa spent 9 years as a Senior Executive for a large pharmaceutical company specializing in cardiology, urology, endocrinology, OBGYN, and internal medicine.  After that, she spent three years as a genomic specialist for a diagnostic company specializing in cardiovascular genomics/gene expression.  Last year, Vanessa decided to leave Corporate America to start her own company, Nutriception™, which would allow her to go back to doing what she loves most, working with people to help them lead healthier, more vibrant lives through nutrition.  If anyone is dedicated to her patients, it’s Vanessa.

As a former dancer/cheerleader for the NFL Saints, you might say she’s a 'Who Dat' fan!  She will always be a cheerleader at heart and now wants to be your biggest cheerleader when it comes to building a healthier lifestyle. When Vanessa isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, dancing, reading, partner acrobatics, spending time with her dogs, and hanging out on the beach.  Vanessa is at her absolute happiest when she is helping others, whether that's helping them to live a healthier lifestyle, educating them on how to prevent and reverse multiple diseases through nutrition, or encouraging those who are on their journey to developing a life of vitality.