Testimonials & Honors


testimonials“Vanessa is extremely conscientious and responsible. She consistently delivers an excellent work product ahead of deadline. Her communication skills, political acumen, and business experience make her an excellent business and marketing consultant with well thought-out and effective solutions.”
– California State Senator Lois Wolk, District 3

“Vanessa navigated her team through challenging initiatives and hit all of our deadlines. Her thoughtful approach surfaced innovative ideas and practical strategies.”
– Elliot Grant, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, HarvestMark

“Vanessa expertly created and led a large marketing research initiative for us at a moment’s notice, helping us to win a highly competitive bid for a large project.”
– Gregg Herrington, President, The Yackzan Group

“It was a pleasure working with Vanessa on our special event. She provided a professional approach with social media and continued to provide new and creative ideas to get the word out. Her expertise and strong work ethic allowed us to reach our 2015 fundraising goals. It was refreshing to work with a professional who delivered exactly what she promised.”
– Rose Cholewinski, Board Member, Citizens Who Care

“On multiple occasions Vanessa’s ideas, enthusiasm, and final product exceeded my expectations. Each time I’ve worked with Vanessa, she’s come in under deadline, under budget, and over produced! Thank you, Vanessa!”
– Kemble Pope, former CEO, Davis Chamber of Commerce

“Vanessa is a great strategist and an extremely hard-working professional. She has consistently produced high-quality work for us in short time frames that has substantially grown our business. She would be a great consultant for any business looking to grow or promote themself.”
– Jennifer Miramontes and Lisa Herrington, Owners, FIT House


2014-2015. Rotarian of the Year, Davis Sunrise Rotary Club

2013-2014. Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society
This honor is given to the top 10% of academic achievers in MBA programs worldwide

2008-2009. First place, IAFF Media Awards for “Excellence in Public Relations”
On behalf of the California Fire Foundation, designed and implemented “Firefighters On Your Side,” a bilingual public relations/education campaign to reduce fires, and fire-related civilian and firefighter deaths during the 2008 and 2009 fire seasons. Reward of $10,000 given to California Fire Foundation each year.