Our resident Frenchie, Vanessa moved from Montreal in 2009 just in time for the Winter Olympics. No, she did not come to compete, although she does hold a BSc in Kinesiology. Her formal training may be health and wellness oriented but it is the leadership, entrepreneurship, and business side where this gal shines!
As part of the L’Oreal team, Vanessa launched the SkinCeuticals brand in Western Canada back in 2010 and singlehandedly raised mammoth awareness in the medical arena for this scientifically accomplished, dermatological skincare line. Her in-depth knowledge led her to become a SkinCeuticals national trainer while growing the brand at an unprecedented rate. Dr. McGillivray and his wife Bev were one of her clients and together they envisioned the creation of the first SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa in North America – a unique patient-centred and fully integrated destination for long-lasting skin care results in Vancouver. Being congruent in ideals and principles, her entrepreneurial spirit called her to join Dr. McGillivray and Bev in creating what would become Project Skin MD.
Vanessa cares deeply about offering our clients the most innovative and empowering environment to learn about their skin health. In the clinic, she is mostly behind the scenes ensuring things are running smoothly on all levels. She thrives on injecting integrity, respect, trust and fun in everything she does. If you catch her around, she’ll likely be running from one meeting to the next, moving boxes in high heels or leading our PS Family.
PS: Our dynamo is a bit of a health nut. As a mom and wife, Vanessa takes the health of her family seriously, always looking for the next best thing. There is no such thing as the perfect work/life balance but she lives and breathes by her favourite mantra: “Dream Big, Live Simply”.