The White Coat, The Witch's Council
Vanessa is from Boston, her hometown but doesn’t like sports, with the exception of her first love, hockey. In the seventh grade she started acting and ended up working professionally at thirteen, in small regional theaters. Vanessa went to school at NYU and studied acting and film production, then started her bright shining career in experimental theater. As fun as that was, she couldn’t pay bills, so she moved to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, Vanessa ended up writing news and traffic reports for the radio. It was a super exciting job, but also stressful and incredibly gory (Fun fact: Vanessa can’t stand the sight of lots of blood, so you’ll never see her in a “blood witch” class).
Vanessa ended up writing for TV and film and loves to write scripts. Also, Vanessa loves Los Angeles. People make fun of it all the time (as I did before I moved here) but it’s one of the most diverse, oddball places she’s been. After 25 years, LA is still a mystery to her with parts of Los Angeles she has never been to, and many tacos she still has yet to eat.
Vanessa a psychic witch and still very much learning about the craft side of witchcraft. In fact, she didn’t even know she was psychic until she met Aly at the 2022 Annual BearBridge retreat. It’s been so great to explore her own psychic gifts, and she says, “Sometimes it feels like I’m driving a mac truck when I don’t know how to drive a car.” She is excited to watch how she and so many others at BearBridge learn and grow.