Vanessa is an esthetician with a passion for healthy living. She received her esthetics degree from the Aveda Institute of Denver in 2014. Always interested in a whole body healthy lifestyle she also has studied Ayurvedic Massage at the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda in Arcata and is constantly learning from natural and eastern practices. Previous to pursuing her dream for skincare she studied art for many years and received a B.A. for Art History. She brings her creative spirit and love for healing environments to the spa. Forever an adventurer at heart, she loves to travel and has explored much of the country and abroad. A reformed city girl, since settling in Humboldt county she enjoys the ocean, the farmer’s market, going for runs outdoors, and yoga. She’s an avid fan of visiting mineral springs, finding new swimming holes, and cooking nourishing meals for her and her friends.
Fun facts: Favorite book: The Little Prince
Favorite artist: Louise Bourgeois
Favorite city to visit: Paris
Favorite food: a good falafel sandwich
Things that make her smile: puppies, her best friend a 1.5 year old named Lula, a good find at a vintage store, and sunshine
Inspirational Quote: "Practice listening to your intuition, your inner voice; ask questions; be curious; see what you see; hear what you hear; and then act upon what you know to be true." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD