Vanessa brings a fresh and vital approach to The Kent Redding Group. Her international experiences combined with luxury customer service knowledge make her an incredible choice. She was raised in Scotland and moved her family to Texas in 2000. She understands the traumas of relocation as well as culture shock that people experience. She has a plethora of knowledge in international relocation, downsizing and building a new home. Her motto is to “Treat others as you would like to be treated” . Her calm and kind disposition makes her the perfect person to have negotiating for you to ensure you find your perfect ‘Home Sweet Home’.
A few years ago after her Longhorn daughter graduated, she took a change in careers and combined work with her passion for travel and ended up in Alaska where she worked the summer seasons as a Tour Director for a luxury cruise line and then spent the winters volunteering in warmer climates on eco-projects in Hawaii and Zimbabwe /South Africa (ask her about taking lion cubs for walks every morning). After a few years of having no fixed “home” she was drawn back to Texas where she just loved the Southern Hospitality mindset. Having previously lived in Houston to raise her 4 children she decided to return to Austin where two of her adult children had chosen to make their home.
In her spare time you can find her kayaking on Town Lake, enjoying being immersed in peaceful nature at the Wildflower center, painting a pretty landscape, or exploring all the interesting restaurants and hangouts in Austin as well as spending time with her family.
4 fun facts about Vanessa:
- Walked baby lions every morning in Africa
- Formerly a Pastry Chef
- Ran a bed and breakfast in Skagway, Alaska
- Volunteers for Make a Wish foundation