Vanessa is the General Manager at Barton Springs/ Edwards Aquifer Conservation District where she coordinates the regulatory program and supports the development and implementation of groundwater management policies.

As a water resource professional in Texas she has focused her work in the areas of water conservation, water law, water resources planning, regulatory compliance, groundwater management, project management and program analysis. She is a native Texan who grew up in Katy, TX and the Rio Grande Valley. She and her family spend their free time trekking across the Hill Country soaking the beauty and heritage.

Vanessa joined the Hill Country Alliance Board in December 2019.