Hometown: Seattle, Washington
How long in SLC: 9 years
Last book read: The Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones
Favorite movie: Top Gun
Vanessa Pierce is a writer/editor, an athlete, and an advocate of women getting outside and playing sports. A former Division 1 collegiate athlete, Vanessa co-founded SheJumps as a 501c(3) nonprofit in 2007 with Claire Smallwood and Lynsey Dyer.
She has more than a decade of journalism experience as staff writer/editor/freelancer for publications such as Ski Racing magazine, Aspen Daily News, Skiing, Powder, Outside, The Seattle Times, The Washington Times, among many others. Her best skill is creating a voice for any brand through any channel (web, social, advertising, etc.).
Spending time with her family, fly fishing, skiing, mountain biking, stand up paddling and hiking.
Pilot (private license plus instrument and seaplane ratings), loves to ride motorcycles, former extreme pogo sticker (as in on the freestyle pogo sticks that go 7 feet in air)